Rioja Remelluri Reserva Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri Information
About the domain
Located in the Rioja Alavesa region, the Remelluri domaine is run by the Rodríguez Hermandorea family, which has made the choice to produce its wines in textbook Bordeaux style. When he took over the domaine in 2010, Telmo Rodriguez, assisted by his sister Amaya, and Anne-Claude Leflaive (owner of the Leflaive domain in Burgundy), made significant far-reaching changes. He wanted his wine to reflect the terroir. From that point onwards, wine were produced exclusively using grapes from the domaine’s 200 parcels. These parcels are cultivated using biodynamic viticulture techniques. The bodega is now one of the top vineyards in the region.
About the cuvée
This is the property’s very first wine, crafted in the classic style of a Médoc. Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia are fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged for 17 months in barrels. This Rioja is full of character with notes of very ripe fruit and spice. Its tannins are nicely blended and it has a wonderful acidic backbone.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.