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Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Bueno de Diariotext

Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Bueno de Diario 2016

Rioja, SpainCorriente is a tribute to an unofficial and traditional Rioja wine qualification from the early twentieth century. Winemaker /owner Telmo Rodríguez describes it as wine without pretence, “a wine that represents a region, its culture, and surely its wine.” This Rioja Alavesa blend is a mix of tempranillo, graciano, and garnacha grown by small, traditional suppliers, often in field blends, on bush vines, and is manually harvested in small boxes. The ferment is done with native yeasts; the ageing is in barrels and foudres of mixed ages. The result is an honest, gentle red, with an earthy plummy mineral bent with just the right squeeze of red fruit aromas and flavours. Like the last vintage, this is everyday red with extraordinary style.Tasted: 13 June 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$35.90750mlselect private retailers
MB$24.99750mlBanville & Jones Wine Co.
Producer: Compañia de Vinos Telmo RodriguezDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Tempranillo - Garnacha - Graciano - ViuraCSPC: 121523UPC: 8436037401053