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Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Bueno de Diariotext

Telmo Rodriguez Corriente Bueno de Diario 2018

Rioja, SpainCorriente (common everyday wine), a tribute to an unofficial and traditional wine classification, was used across the Rioja region for many centuries. Winemaker Telmo Rodríguez describes it as wine without pretence, “a wine that represents a region, its culture….” This Rioja Alavesa mix of tempranillo, graciano, and garnacha is grown organically by the winery. It is supplemented by field blends and bush vines manually harvested in small boxes from local suppliers practicing traditional viticulture. The ferment is done with native yeasts, and the wine is aged in older barrels and foudres of mixed ages. Despite a wet year that challenged the viticulture, the wine remains inviting, warm, round and as comfortable as ever, or what I like to call everyday red wine with extraordinary style. So, attention to BC winegrowers: you need to add this type of wine to your toolbox.Tasted: 10 November 2021Tasted 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