The 2017 vintage has been rated excellent by the regulatory council. A year marked by drought and high temperatures that brought the harvest date forward. Autumn began with temperatures somewhat higher than normal but with a normal rainfall. It was not until late November when temperatures dropped. The beginning of the year arrived with low temperatures and scarce rainfall. Suddenly, temperatures began to rise and accelerated the growth and phenolic development of the vines. At the end of April, there was an intense frost, a severe climatic accident that reduced the harvest by 20%. Once again, May registered very high temperatures that sped up the flowering and consequently brought the harvest date forward, becoming the earliest to date.
A vintage where all the aromatic components of the grape have been extracted and the acidity has been preserved, essential to give freshness to the wine.
The 2016 vintage, rated as very good, began with an autumn and winter with high temperatures for these seasons that predicted an acceleration of the vines’ growth cycle. At the beginning of the spring, temperatures fell and rainfall returned to normal figures. This fact was translated in an adjustment as far as budding and flowering dates. At the beginning of June, the heat arrived and stayed all summer until the beginning of the harvest. In general terms, it was a rainy and somewhat warm year.
The wines of this vintage are characterised for being aromatic and with a good acidity. Where wines in their youth will preserve their aromatic and fresh features.
The 2015 vintage was rated as very good in a year where no climatic accident occurred. Autumn and winter were somewhat warmer than normal but with normal rainfall. In spring, the growth cycle started a few days in advance, but temperatures and rains continued normally until the beginning of summer. Days before the harvest, temperatures became milder and the end of ripening was very good.
The wines of this vintage are characterised by a good balance between maturity and acidity. A good aromatic profile that will age correctly.
SightPale yellow with green hues. Very bright.NoseMedium-high intensity, intense varietal aromas, notes of fresh fruit and hints of white flowers. It is expressive and fresh.TasteFresh step which is expressive and is marked by good acidity. It is tasty and balanced.
SightPretty and intense straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Pristine and very bright.NoseClean nose, of medium-high intensity characterised by intense aromas of the grapes. Fresh fruit and white flowers stand out. Expressive and fresh.TasteSimilar to the nose. Expressive and fresh marked by a good acidity and an expressive grape flavour. Tasty and balanced.
SightBeautiful and intense straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Clean and very bright.NoseClean nose, medium-high intensity characterized by intense varietal aromas. Fresh fruit and white flowers stand out. Expressive and fresh.TasteIn the mouth, it follows the same patter than in the nose. It is expressive, with a fresh mid-palate marked by a great acidity and expressive varietal load. Tasty and balanced.
SightStraw yellow with green hues. Brilliant. NoseIntense aromas. Stresses the tropical fruit and white blossoms. Anise and herbs nuances. TasteVery fresh and tasty. Return of the feelings that we found in the nose. Silky. Good balance between acidity and bitterness at the end.
SightYellow with green reflections.NoseSmells of flowers and citrus sensations.TasteFat mouth, glyceride and tasty.
When we talking about the Rueda wines, we are often referring to their white wines. The white wines produced in this region are often made with the Verdejo variety, the main variety of Rueda, planted along the Douro River and its tributaries. Rueda white wines often offer lots of floral notes, scrubland low, delicate aromas and a great acidity given by strong temperature differences between day and night. Apart from white wine, Rueda also produces red wine, often made with the Tempranillo variety.
It is safe to say that Telmo Rodríguez has the reputation of being one of the pioneers and best "driving winemakers", that is, winemakers that travel to different areas to produce wines from the same harvest, using only native varieties from their original regions, apart from paying special attention to the recovery of abandoned vineyards. Currently, Telmo Rodríguez, who enjoys being a winemaker more than an oenologist, is known in the wine industry for being one of the promoters of Spanish winemaking.