2015 Telmo Rodriguez Corriente
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
"I’ve always had great respect for Telmo Rodríguez but when he says this is “good everyday wine", it’s not hard to worship the guy. Corriente is a tribute to an unofficial and traditional Rioja wine qualification from the early twentieth century. Essentially, it's wine without pretence, a wine that “represents a region, its culture, and surely its wine.” The blend from Rioja Alavesa is a mix of tempranillo, graciano and garnacha grown by traditional suppliers, often in field blends, on bush vines, and is manually harvested in small boxes. The ferment is done with native yeasts, the ageing is in barrels and foudres of mixed ages. The wine is gentle from front to back, with a damp earth, mineral tilt, and meaty cherry/raspberry, red fruit aromas and flavours. Juicy, mouthwatering almost gamay-like but without the obvious fruit. Think more terroir and less fruit."
- Anthony Gismondi
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