Telmo Rodriguez _ 2017 - Tabuerniga _ 750 ml.
Varietal: Tempranillo ; Mazuelo
Size: 750 ml.
It's mainly Tempranillo with some Graciano, Mazuelo (Cariñena) and other varieties (up to ten different ones), from organically farmed terraces at 540 to 630 meters in altitude on deep limestone and clay soils. It fermented in open-top, 3,000- and 4,000-kilogram oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in 1,500-liter oak foudres for 14 months. This is closer in style to Las Beatas than the La Estrada or El Velado. Tabuerniga is elegant and all about finesse, with incredible balance. The palate, while also having that elegance, has the juiciness and weight of the old-time Riojas. The nose does not stop changing and developing more nuances, flowers and aromatic herbs, even if it's not as expressive as Las Beat