Tentenublo Blanco 2018
Tentenublo Blanco 2018 D.O.Ca. Rioja, Vinaspre, Rioja Alavesa Spanien
30% Malvasia Riojana, (Alarije) 30% Jaen Blanca, 40% Viura
45-65 Jahre alte Reben
Spontangärung in ungarischen und französichen 500 Liter Fässern und Zementtanks.
5 Monate auf der Hefe
Gefüllt im Mai 2019 4933 nummerierte Flaschen
2014 Parker 92 P
13,5% Alk. Enthhält Sulfite
“The white 2014 Tentenublo is produced exclusively with grapes grown in the village of Viñaspre, from a vintage complicated by some rain during the harvest. The wine is produced with the cherry-picked white grapes from five different plots. It's a blend of a grape that is not often mentioned, but exists: Calagraño or Jaén Blanca with about 30% Malvasía Riojana and 20% Viura. The whole clusters were pressed with a manual vertical press and the juice put to ferment in 500-liter Hungarian and 300-liter American oak barrels, where the wine matured for five months. The wine felt tight and very mineral, like if it was made with stones rather than grapes, with a chalky austerity. These 'neutral' wines are very transparent with the character of the soils. The palate shows very good volume, with lively, almost citric acidity and finishes with a mineral, tasty, almost salty sensation, especially when you lick your lips afterwards. An austere, mineral, serious Rioja white. 1,866 bottles were filled in April 2015.
I went to Viñaspre to visit some of Roberto Oliván's vineyards to get a better understanding of his wines. He works a myriad of tiny plots with very old vines, some of which are almost dying and many plants are missing, so yields are tiny. Truly handcrafted terroir wines.“
– Luis Gutiérrez für Robert Parker's Wine Advocate