Telmo Rodriguez - Bodega Lanzaga

2016 Tabuerniga

BLEND | Mostly Tempranillo with some Graciano, Mazuelo (Cariñena) and other varieties - up to ten different ones.

VINEYARDS | Located in the historic village of Labastida, Tabuérniga is a tiny 207 hectare vertical valley between 540-630 meters elevation with old, tight terraces. Traditional bush vines on limestone and clay soils.

WINEMAKING | Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation in open oak casks followed by 14 months aging in 1500L French oak foudre.

PRESS | 98 JS & 98 WA

“Tabuerniga is a revelation from the first vintage; it has shown better each year, and this 2016 is the finest of the three years. This wine is about finesse, with great balance and the weightless palate that makes it feel light, but it has great inner strength. There is nuance, and great depth. With time in the glass, it develops further complexity and unfurls aromas of violets and blood orange peel, quite distinctive and captivating. This has to be one of the bargains of the year, because this quality rarely comes at this price. Grab it if you can!” - Luis Gutierrez

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