|Production||85,000 - 90,000 bottles|
£20.10/ 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.
A very expressive and open wine, with plenty of ripe fruit, powerful and elegant. The grapes from San Vicente tend to offer a riper wine with dustier tannins but why should we choose between this Lindes from San Vicente and the one from Labastida? Let's take both and enjoy the amazing diversity of this land!
What does this wine taste like?
The Lindes Viñedos de San Vicente is a more accessible wine, with aromas of ripe red fruits and light mineral undertones. On the palate it is smooth, with balanced mature tannins, and a pleasant finish of medium to long length.
|Black fruits / Blackberries / Spicy notes|
|Silky / Fresh / Enveloping / Balanced|
Drinking and storing
Grilled meats / Iberian pork secreto / Ham on toasted bread
Ratings and awards
|2019||92 PK||94 SK|
|2018||94 PK||92 PN|
|2016||93 PK||92 PN||95 SK|
|2015||94 PK||92 PN||93 SK|
|2014||92+ PK||16.5 JR||93 PN||96 SK|
|2013||92+ PK||92 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling
Very Fine Rioja - Excellent Value
I bought a half case of this having bought a few bottles before. Not just an excellent wine, but was bought on sale for €13.50 - an absolute snip for such a classy wine. There are two versions/parcels, San Vicente and Labastida. I prefer the San Vicente marginally. Drink young or lay down for a few years, it will keep very nicely. Great with a large rib of grilled barbeque pork or a thick T-Bone.
An excellent value Rioja
Deep cherry red with strong aromas of black cherries on the nose. Smooth. Blackcurrant and black cherry flavours. Little oak. Some initial sharpness but that does not last. Quite soft tannins. An excellent accompaniment to Roast Lamb. Very good value and would certainly buy again.
I would not have bought his if I had seen it on a supermarket or wine store shelf. It appeared to have a Parker rating of 93 and a Suckling of 92. I am at a loss why! Reasonable table wine but nothing to write home about! No wood, no flavour and no follow through!
A little gem
I wasn’t sure what to expect initially for this inexpensive and interesting looking wine recruit very rewarding light in flavour but full of the...love it, more to be ordered
A relatively cheap wine for something this good. It is accessible feminine easy drinking soft fruity wine with lovely flavour and a nice punch.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French and American 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.
Production of Viñedos de San Vicente is carried out using grapes which come from the vines closest to the River Ebro, where the parcels are sandier and there is less minerality conferred. The greater distance from the Sierra de Cantabria mountains also results in different climatic conditions: less rainfall, more dryness and less contrast in temperatures. All this brings about an earlier ripening of the grapes and consequently a higher alcohol level, smoother tannins and less acidity which will also reduce its ageing capacity, when compared with the Lindes de Remelleuri Viñedos de Labastida.
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...