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Tentenublo Blanco

Tentenublo Blanco
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Tentenublo Blanco
White wine Barrel fermented. 5 months in Hungarian oak barrels.
Variety: Malvasía,  Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Tentenublo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.0%
White wine Barrel fermented. 5 months in Hungarian oak barrels.
Variety: Malvasía,  Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Tentenublo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.0%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Tentenublo Blanco

Tentenublo Blanco is a white wine from D.O.Ca. Rioja, produced by Tentenublo Wines in Viñaspre, a region in Lanciego, in Rioja Alavesa.

 

Tentenublo Wines is the personal project of Roberto Oliván, a young winemaker from Álava that belongs to the new generation of young oenologists from La Rioja. In 2011, Roberto takes the reins of his mother’s old winery in Lanciego and starts to produce wines following the traditional methods of La Rioja giving them a more modern touch, looking for more freshness and with lees prevalence of the wood.

The Tentenublo winery has 7.5 hectares of its own vineyards located in the municipalities of Lanciego and Viñaspre, in the heart of Rioja Alta. Divided into 22 small plots, they cultivate varieties like Grenache, Tempranillo and Viura, along with minority varieties like the extremely rare Calagraño. The age of the vineyards ranges from 15 years to more than 100, all of them cultivated organically with minimal intervention.

 

Tentenublo Blanco is a wine made with Viura and Malvasía, from the winery’s own vineyards planted on sandy and marl soils at around 600 metres of altitude, in an Atlantic climate with Mediterranean influence.

After the manual harvest and once they arrive at the winery, the grapes are pressed manually with a vertical press. The resulting must ferments in new Hungarian oak barrels with a capacity of 300-500 litres where it remains for 5 months on its lees.

 

The amusing illustration that appears on its label expresses the meaning of its name: ‘tentenublo’ was a ringing of bells that was formerly used in some regions of Spain to ward off the hail storms that are so damaging to the vineyards.

Serve at 8ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Stuffed aubergines, Smoked dishes, Cod, Baked white fish

Tasting notes Tentenublo Blanco

Tentenublo Blanco 2017 is a deep, creamy and mineral wine. On the nose, the aromas of ripe white fruit stand out, with light floral notes. On the palate it is fatty and voluminous, with a great acidity that makes it fresh and a little lively.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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