2019 Tentenublo Blanco

A delicious white blend from a star winemaker of Rioja.

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An intriguing blend of Malvasia (often seen as 'Malvasia Rojana' in the region), Iaen Blanca (also known as 'Cayetana Blanca' and used widely for brandy in the south of Spain), and Viura (used in cava).

Sourced from vines as old as 60 years, the grapes were pressed gently and fermented with natural yeasts in 500-litre French and Hungarian barrels, as well as concrete tanks, before being aged on its lees for five months, to give it some palate weight.

With its exceptional minerality, acidity, salinity and zestiness, as well as flavours of citrus and pear, it's the perfect accompaniment to grilled fish or tapas.

Tentenublo is the project of Roberto Olivan who only began bottling wine in 2011. He’s located in the village of Viñaspre which is in the foothills of the eastern end of the Cantabrian Mountains in Rioja Alavesa. His vineyard holdings are very fragmented with 26 tiny plots in total. Roberto inherited 6ha of vineyards from his Grandfather at the age of 16 and now has 8.5ha. His family has been growing grapes in the region for four generations but Roberto is the first to commercially release wine. He strives to make wines with fresh fruit and without excessive oak, chemicals or anything artificial.

93 Points - "Alavesa in Rioja is the host for the white grapes jaen blanca, malvasia riojana and viura. The combo makes the wine. New wines for me. Old vines, younger generation Rioja winemaker. Ooh yeah. Delicious white. Lots of saline characters running riot here. Salty white. Yum. Nashi pear and talcum powder scents, sea spray too. Flavours of green pear, lime, green apple and of course salty minerality here. Good flow, shy of medium weight, extension of flavour is appealing, finish is pretty, powdery, dry. Lip-smacking stuff, and some zing and zest to it all." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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