2020 Telmo Rodriguez El Transistor
Telmo Rodriguez is not only a gifted winemaker, but also a true centipede. He makes good to excellent wines in different regions within Spain: Valdeorras, Rioja, Alicante, Cigales, Ribera del Duero and Toro. But also in Rueda he makes two wines from the Verdejo grape: a basic cuvée called 'Basa' and a top cuvée named after the (loudly playing) radio in the vineyards, intended to scare the wild boars. Telmo is busy with the transformation to make biodynamic wines and the purity of this 'El Transistor' can clearly be tasted. The very old vineyard that Telmo uses for its 'El Transistor' is planted with the original 'bush vine' Verdejo. To optimize the extraction of the fruit aromas, Telmo applies a short-lived 'maceración pelicular' before fermenting the grapes in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. After fermentation, part of the juice is aged in oak. This top cuvée is very complex, harmonious and has an excellent texture. The dosed use of wood is beautifully woven into the wine and gives soft vanilla tones. Full flavours, somewhat creamy, but with a fresh aftertaste. Viva El Transistor!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Aged on wood, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|