2014 Remelluri Rioja Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de San Vicente

Year: 2014
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 92+
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine

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DUE IN: FALL 2019

Price :
$19.95

"Even if the wines tend to be more powerful, the 2014 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra has less alcohol than the one from Labastida. None the less, the nose feels riper, with an earthy touch. It's very tasty and has coarser tannins than the 2015, long and persistent. 60,0199 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016.

Remelluri is Telmo Rodríguez's family's property in Rioja. He returned in 2010 to take over the management from his father together with his sister Amaia. Since then, he and his business partner Pablo Eguzkiza have implemented many changes that can now be seen in the wines.

I got up to date with all the missing vintages of all the wines produced at the property, so I tasted a couple of vintages of most of the wines, which is always good for comparison's sake. I see the evolution of the different years, and I look forward to taste the 2016 versions of wines like the Remelluri Reserva and the Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva, because what I see in the other wines points at a great development and improvement through meticulous work and small changes in the vineyards and winery." (WA)

"Some richer, darker and deeper fruit character with plums, blackberries and a dark, earthy streak. The tannins are more upright, more elevated, and the fruit is richer and darker than in the Labastida. This has real presence, grip and energy. Try from 2021." (JS)

Winery Notes:
The Lindes de Remelluri, meaning "Borders of Remelluri", crafts a vision of terroirs by focusing on the distinct styles of wines from Labastida and San Vincente. This selection is sourced form the vineyards of 8 growers around the town of San Vicente. The hotter and drier climate of these sites produce a wine that is less acidic and with lower tannins then that of Labastida.

Vinification:
Fermented in stainless steel and aged 10 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes:
An elegant and fine nose, with notes of ripe red fruits and some minerality. Smooth mouthfeel with balanced and ripe tannins.