Corriente 2016

Red Crianza wine Compañía de Vinos de Telmo Rodríguez Rioja (Spain) Tempranillo, Grenache y Graciano 91 Parker Price: 9.95 € VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle
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Details for Corriente 2016

Type:
Red Crianza wine
Producer:
Compañía de Vinos de Telmo Rodríguez
Wine region:
Rioja (Spain)
Grape varieties:
Tempranillo, Grenache y Graciano
Bottle:
0.75 L
Alcohol content:
14,0%

Corriente 2016
Front and back

Review:

The Telmo Rodríguez Wine Company is renowned for making wines solely from native varieties, for reclaiming forgotten vineyards (such as its projects in Málaga and Cebreros) and for championing tradition, the heritage of the past, coming up with delightful, easy-drinking wines, with the large majority very reasonably priced. It offers us Corriente as its version of a traditional everyday wine, upholding the claim that wine is an everyday food and showing support for locally-grown wine.

In character, Corriente is a little rustic, but expressive and good quality, well-made. It's a Picota cherry colour, with a slightly earthy hue on the rim, surely due to the Garnacha; three of the native Rioja varieties partake in its making: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano, sourced from Lanciego vine growers, and used casks and barrels made of both American and French oak participate in its ageing.

Soon after opening, some vegetal notes are apparent, which quickly blend in, and without being very intense, it reveals great fruit (red), yet given a boost by some very refreshing notes of black pepper and laurel, dusty hints, the odd sweet touch of black liquorice and an undertone of really smooth creamy coffee; a dash of alcohol comes over at first, which endorses its rusticity. Best open it an hour beforehand, uncork and leave it on the table, while you prepare the meal, and you'll find that it settles down.

It's fresh on the palate, fairly dry but juicy too, light-bodied, pleasant and easy to drink, with an extremely subtle bitter undertone that lengthens its persistence, without being troublesome. Another honest wine always to have at hand; and if you haven't finished it by the end of lunch or dinner, put the same cork back in, keep it in a cool place and you'll find you can enjoy it the next day, as it's a quality wine and has good acidity.

Food Pairing:
Tapas / daytime conversation / meat rice dishes / barbecues / peppered steak
Recommendations:
Optimum serving temperature:
Between 16ºC and 17ºC

Customer reviews of Corriente 2016

There are no reviews yet of Corriente 2016 but there are of other vintages:

Corriente 2015

4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente
4.0 /5 (Based on 1 review)

Corriente 2014

2.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente2.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente2.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente2.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente2.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente
2.0 /5 (Based on 2 reviews)

Compañía de Vinos de Telmo Rodríguez

Pablo Eguzkiza / Telmo Rodríguez
* Pablo Eguzkiza / Telmo Rodríguez

Rioja, Spain

A strong tradition of vine-growing, formal training in Bordeaux and great passion for wine might broadly define this “company” set up by Telmo Rodríguez (with experience, apart from in several Bordeaux châteaux, in the family-owned winery at Remelluri) and Pablo Eguzkiza (a pupil of Jean Claude Berrouet, at such...

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+34 945 628 315


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