Dryness: Very Dry
Origin: La Rioja, Spain
Maker: Telmo Rodriguez
- Tempranillo (Aragonez, Tinta Fino, Tinta Roriz)
- Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Awards: >90 pts
Asian Food Pairing: bbq lamb shank with 13 spice, Mutton briyani, peking duck
Western Food Pairing: Ribeye, roasted pork collar, Beef brisket
Telmo Rodriguez Corriente 2015
Telmo Rodriguez Corriente is a simple and approachable wine that represents a region, its culture and its wine. A good everyday wine.
Intense cherry red colour with a garnet rim. Gentle from front to back with generous cherry and raspberry red fruit aromas and a damp earth, mineral tilt. Juicy and mouthwatering with velvety tannins and a bright acidity. Think more terroir and less fruit, with a generous dose of gentle oak and vanilla.
A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Estate and purchased grapes from vineyards in the village of Lanciego. The Lanciego district has a mix of flat shallow soils that are stony, calcareous and low in nutrients. Traditional suppliers grow their grapes on bush vines and manually harvest them in small boxes. The ferment is done with native yeasts, the ageing in French and American oak barrels and foudres of mixed ages.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 91 POINTS
by Luis Gutierrez - 89 POINTS
The 2015 Corriente is a Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano blend, from purchased and estate grapes from the village of Lanciego, fermented with indigenous yeasts in a mixture of concrete and stainless steel vats. The wine matured in barriques and oak foudres of different ages. It was bottled in April 2017. This is a creamy and spicy entry-level Rioja, combining fruit, spicy oak and some dusty tannins. This would welcome some food.
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