2020 Tentenublo Wines Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillano

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
Year 2020
Grape Garnacha Malvasia Tempranillo Viura
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillano is perhaps the most personal wine produced by the young but famous winemaker Roberto Oliván for the Tentenublo winery. This is a Rioja version, but the unique thing is that it contains only a little Tempranillo (the regular grape from the Rioja) and especially Grenache (and a little Malvasia and Viura). The grapes come from the Viñaspre vineyards in Álava which are between 90-105 years old and are located on a chalky plot at an altitude (over 600 meters). This is perhaps the most special Rioja we know and completely unique because the Rioja is mainly a Tempranillio region. 12 months aging in French oak and part in Hungarian oak. Silky smooth, fresh and balanced. In the nose we smell red fruit, fennel, licorice and chocolate with balsamic shades. In the mouth notes of flowers such as violets and full of beautiful ripe fruit. It has the power of a wine from the Priorat and the elegance of a Garnache from the Mentrida. A delicious full-bodied wine with medium acidity. With this blend of mainly Garnacha and Tempranillo and a little Malvasia, a red wine has been created that is an absolute surprise even for the Rioja experts. Total production: ~1,800 bottles

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 Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillano

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, Malvasia, Tempranillo, Viura
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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