2022 Tentenublo Wines Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillano
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 what's unique is that it only contains a little bit of Tempranillo (the common grape from Rioja)! The exact composition is as follows: Garnacha (90%), Tempranillo (6%) and Malvasia (4%). 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 of maturation in French oak and partly in Hungarian oak. Silky soft, fresh and balanced. In the nose we smell red fruit, fennel, licorice and chocolate with balsamic notes. In the mouth notes of flowers such as violets and full of beautiful ripe fruit. It has the power of a wine from Priorat and the elegance of a Garnache from Mentrida. A delicious full wine with an average acidity. This blend of mainly Garnacha and Tempranillo and a little Malvasia has produced a red wine that is an absolute surprise even for Rioja experts. Total production: ~1,800 bottles
In some cases, the wines are given a kind of wax seal instead of a regular capsule. This serves no further purpose and has the disadvantage that it hardens quite quickly and pieces can easily crumble (spontaneously, during transport, etc.). This does not affect the quality of the wine. We cannot provide 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
|Bodegas Tentenublo Wines
|Garnacha, Malvasia, Tempranillo, Viura
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard