2020 Tentenublo Wines Custero

18.95 15.66
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
Year 2020
Grape Garnacha Graciano Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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Custero is the new wine from Roberto Oliván (Tentenublo) that he made together with his wife Leyre Ruiz in the style of the classic Riojas. An organic red made with Garnacha, Tempranillo, Viura, Malvasía, Calagraño, Garnacha Gris, Graciano, Monastrell and Malvasía La Rioja, among others. Fermented in open barrels and aged in second year oak and concrete tanks.

The Custero comes from its own small single vineyard located in Viñaspre (Rioja Alavesa) where minimal intervention is used for viticulture. The region is clearly influenced by the Atlantic climate, characterized by a lot of rain in summer and spring. Tertiary soils, eroded limestone loam slopes and red sandstone loam landings. The harvest is completely manual and we work with spontaneous fermentation of all varieties in an open barrel with whole bunches, so with the yeasts on the grape (so no yeasts are even added). The result is an authentic red Roja in which the fruit predominates. Surprisingly beautiful acidity, juicy with mainly red fruit. This is certainly a wine that will improve even further with a few years of bottle aging and is unprecedentedly good in terms of price/quality, but supply is very limited because only 5,532 bottles have been produced.

In some cases, the wines are given a kind of WAX closure instead of a regular capsule. This has no further purpose and has the disadvantage that it hardens quite quickly and pieces can then simply crumble (spontaneously, during transport, etc.). This has no influence on the quality of the wine. We cannot give any further guarantee for this.

Vineyard for 2020 Tentenublo Wines Custero

Rioja 'Xerico', Tentenublo 2018

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
Winery Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
Grape Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
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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