2017 Tentenublo Wines Escondite del Ardacho Veriquete
A feature that distinguishes Tentenublo is the special situation of its 7 hectares of vineyards, spread over 19 plots located between Viñaspre and Lanciego, one of the lesser known areas of the Rioja region. The incredible diversity of these plots led to the diverse wines that Tenteublo produces, in all cases being very small unique plots so final production is only a handful of very unique great Rioja wines.
The latest addition to Tentenublo's Escondite del Ardancho line is arguably Roberto Oliván's most unique wine and is a red wine made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura, Malvasia grown in the Veriquete vineyard. The vineyard is only 0.4 hectares in size and the trunks vary between 50 and 100 years old. The vineyard has a terroir of marl and sandstone and works with minimal intervention. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The wine is no longer clarified or filtered. The Atlantic influence emphasizes the fresh and subtle profile of this very personal rioja. The proportions are perfect. In the nose we smell leather, coffee, chocolate and red fruit and the mouth beautiful notes of flowers and beautiful ripe fruit. Power but also a lot of balance and elegance. This is a modern style Rioja wine of which only a handful of bottles are made.
In some cases, the wines are given a kind of WAX seal instead of a regular capsule. This has no further purpose and has the disadvantage that it hardens fairly quickly and pieces can easily crumble (spontaneously, during transport, etc.). This has no influence on the quality of the wine. We cannot give any further guarantee for this.
One of our latest discoveries in the Rioja is a family business called "TENTENUBLO" (this refers to the ringing of the bells used in the villages of La Rioja to repel hail during the growing season). Oliván Roberto has been appointed on behalf of this winery. Although Oliván is relatively young, it already has a very renowned status as a top oenologist. Olivan does not follow the normal structure but makes modern Rioja's and also from vineyards that are unique. All Tentenublo vineyards are high by Rioja standards (at +600 meters) and have a loamy / marl soil. The sticks have to work hard and a lot is left to nature. The yields are extremely low and the wines surprise every Rioja connoisseur. Although this is a young winery, we predict that this house will belong to the absolute Spanish and International top in the coming years.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Bodegas Tentenublo Wines|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|