|Production||85,000 - 90,000 bottles|
£18.00/ 0.75 L btl
The two wines making up the Lindes de Remelluri selection have become reference wines in Rioja Alavesa, and offer the chance to choose between a more mature and accessible red wine, Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente, or the more austere, serious and mineral profile of Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida.
What does this wine taste like?
A serious wine displaying an austere elegance and a deliciously velvety texture. It offers a splendid Picota cherry red colour with intense and rich aromas of fruit and aromatic plants over a stony background typical in wines from this area. It has freshness, good acidity and tastes clean, pure and powerful, lingering long on the palate.
Drinking and storing
Meats cooked on hot stone / Grilled rabbit / Hard cheeses
Ratings and awards
|2018||94+ PK||93 PN||94 SK|
|2016||94 PK||94 SK|
|2015||93 PK||93 PN||92 SK|
|2014||93+ PK||16 JR||92 PN||95 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Jancis Robinson and Parker
Lunde’s de Remelluri 2017
Superb and excellent! Both typical Rioja taste, with atypical smoothness.
Worthy Of The Rave Reviews
I shared a bottle of this over a large plate of magnificent barbequed pork ribs and I can understand what others are raving about. It's not just a fantastic Rioja Alta (can't really get more Alta, as it's technically in the Basque Region on the border with La Rioja), it comes at an absolute steal. This is smooth, densely coloured, rich wine that would happily cellar for a decade. A terrific bargain.
A bit more demanding than the San Vicente, and needs food really like a fillet steak! I nearly suggested 5 stars because of the vfm. Its damned near a fine wine at a bargain price. Let this breath for a while and enjoy quite intense flavour and good length. This is a pretty good effort.
Very elegant wine
This was a nice surprise! A wine that delivers value for money. Very elegant made, with ripe dark fruit, soft tannines and good roundness. Made by the Rodriguez-family, with Telmo Rodriguez and his brother as the new generation at this classic Rioja bodega.
94 Parker points?
I would have liked the wine to have a bit more body, silkiness and oak. It is just a bit to thin for me. For 94 Parker points I expected an outstanding wine, but for me it's an average Rioja Reserva.
|Ageing period||Between 10 and 12 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
From the 2010 vintage onwards, the vineyards of Lindes de Remelluri have been vinified separately, resulting in two different wines: Viñedos de La Bastida and Viñedos de San Vicente.
In the case of Viñedos de Labastida, the grapes come from the vines nearest to the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range, where the weather conditions contrive to bring on a later ripening of the grapes: more rainfall, more freshness in the atmosphere and a greater contrast in temperatures. This all results in a wine with a lower alcohol content, a bit more acidity, greater potential for tannins and an increased ageing capacity.
Granja Ntra. Sra de Remelluri
The Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri is to be found where once stood the Monastery of Toloño (Labastida), on the old estate that formerly belonged to the monks of St. Jerome who, in the 14th Century, worked the lands growing cereals and vines. There are still traces to be found of their community (a wine press and a cemetery). In 1968 Jaime Rodríguez Salís restored the vineyards and the ancient buildings, converting the monastery into the winery it is today, where the Remelluri...