Remelluri Rioja Blanco 2018
Telmo Rodriguez attempt to capture the terroir of Rioja through micro vinification of a blend of all 9 permitted white grape varietals is simply astonishing. He doesn't specify the blend, in order not to detract from the sense of place in the wine. The organically farmed vineyards are located in Labastida in Rioja Alavesa at up to 800m altitude. We think this tastes like the lovechild of Ramonet white Burgundy, white Chateauneuf and white Priorat. Creamy, oaky, saline, nutty with stone fruit, tobacco and compact, densely layered flavours... Awe-inspiring.