Tentenublo, Rioja Blanco 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Malvasia, Viura, Calagraño
Tentenublo is the name given to the ringing of bells aimed at fighting off hailstorms in some Rioja villages. Working organically, using native yeast fermentation, and limited sulphur, winemaker Roberto applies Rioja’s long established custom of barrel aging working mainly with French oak to craft wines of substance and character. The property of Tentenublo, despite its small size, is described as a collection of several distinct microclimates. The vines are spread throughout 22 parcels in the foothills of the Cantabria mountains. The estate is planted mainly to the classic red and white Rioja varieties including Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura. Each site is influenced to some extent by the Ebro River, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
With a blend of traditional white varieties of Rioja, this white blend shows the viticultural hand of Roberto coming to light in this mineral-driven white. It’s reminiscent of Chablis and Pouilly Fume in its minerality and smokiness, while delivering a texture that uniquely Roberto’s personal style. These vines are sixty years in age.