2020 Rioja Tentenublo Wines Tinto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
Vintage 2020
Grape Garnacha Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2029
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A feature that distinguishes Tentenublo is the special situation of the 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 reflects the various wines that Tenteublo produces, which in all cases involve very small unique plots, so the final production is only a handful of very unique, great Rioja wines. Bodega Tentenublo is one of the absolute new style Rioja makers. Made from a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha supplemented with a tiny bit of malveisia and viura. The vineyards are all between 40 and 100 years old and they worked with minimal intervention and soil cultivation. The Tentenublo Tinto is a sensation of fresh fruit. The wine is aged for 10 months in French oak. In the nose we smell ripe black fruit with balsamic tones. It is a lively wine, uninhibited and informal and pure quality. Parker writes in his review (93/100): " This has personality and is very attractive "

FACT: In some cases, the wines receive a kind of WAX seal instead of a regular capsule. This has no further purpose and has the disadvantage that it hardens quite quickly and pieces can easily crumble (spontaneously, during transport, etc.). This has no influence on the quality of the wine. We cannot provide any further guarantee for this.

Vineyard for 2020 Rioja Tentenublo Wines Tinto

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.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
Grape Garnacha, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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