Remelluri Reserva is the original wine from Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri, sourced from the most important vineyards consisting of 148 plots in 25 sites of the property. Only indigenous varieties are used, planted from 1918 until today, averaging 40 years old. The blend consists primarily of goblet-trained tempranillo, garnacha, and graciano varieties with an average yield of 27hl/ha. Only grapes from the estate are used for Remelluri Reserva. Certified organic farming, made with low intervention, unfiltered, and with minimal sulfur at bottling.
Vintage – The 2013 vintage displays a decided shift towards elegance beginning to evolve under Amaia’s guidance in the vineyards and Telmo’s in the cellar. 2013 was the most complicated vintage in Rioja of the decade. A dramatic year climatically, marked by abundant rainfall throughout the growing season, paired with a cold spring that delayed the growth cycle. However, the remaining grapes had a very long hang time to develop complexity, which required an extraordinary effort hand-selecting the appropriate grapes in the vineyard, which was hand-harvested from October 17 until November 4. Precision and beautiful fruit characterize Remelluri 2013 in its youth. Its freshness will allow this vintage to evolve nicely over the next 20 years.
Vinification – All of the grapes are hand-selected in estate vineyards. The must is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks and old, open-top foudres. It is then aged 21 months in foudres and barrels of various sizes, followed by more than five years of bottle aging in the Remelluri cellar. Made with low intervention, unfiltered, and with minimal sulfur at bottling.