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Tentenublo Tinto

Tentenublo Tinto
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Tentenublo Tinto
Red wine Aged in wood. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Tentenublo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.6%
Red wine Aged in wood. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Tentenublo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.6%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Tentenublo Tinto

Tentenublo Tinto is a red wine from the D.O.Ca. Rioja, made by Tentenublo Wines in Viñaspre, a region in Lanciego, Rioja Alavesa.

 

Tentenublo Wines is the personal project of Roberto Oliván, a young winemaker from Álava who belongs to the new generation of young oenologists from La Rioja. In 2011, Roberto took charge of his mother’s old winery in Lanciego and began to produce wines following the traditional methods of La Rioja while giving them a more modern touch, seeking greater freshness and with less prevalence of woods.

The Tentenublo winery has 7.5 hectares of its own vineyards located in the municipalities of Lanciego and Viñaspre, in the very 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 Tinto is made with Tempranillo, from their own old vines planted at an altitude of 600 metres in sandy and loamy soils.

The harvest is manual, and when the grape reaches the winery, it ferments spontaneously, with native yeasts, in open stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation and the 11-month aging takes place in the same French oak barrels of different sizes.

 

Tentenublo Tinto is a fluid, complex and juicy wine. On the nose, the aromas of fresh red fruit stand out, with floral notes and a hint of toast. On the palate it is pleasant, rounded and agile, with a stand-out minerality that makes it long and deep.

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

Serve at 18.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Roasted red meats, White meat, Spiced fish stews

Tasting notes Tentenublo Tinto

Tentenublo Tinto 2017 is a smooth red wine with floral aromas, notes of red fruits and hints of cocoa. On the palate it is balanced, lively and very mineral with a fruity flavour and a background of liquorice.
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.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
Sight Nice cherry color with violet tones. Nose Balsamic touches with fruity overtones and dairy. Taste Good acidity. Herbaceous and lactic notes add to the presence of fruit. Moderate aftertaste.
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.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 90
  • Atkin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 88

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

Winery Tentenublo

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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