Telmo Ro­dríguez

Decanter - - RIOJA -

Telmo Ro­dríguez ini­tially made his mark in Rioja, where at the fam­ily bodega of Remel­luri he cre­ated a unique and de­li­cious white wine that was a blend of nine va­ri­eties. He sub­se­quently trav­elled and worked across Spain, set­ting up a series of projects in very dif­fer­ent re­gions, which earned him the pro­file of an ar­che­typal rene­gade, ready to break new ground. Yet his suc­cess risked trans­form­ing him into an es­tab­lish­ment fig­ure. On his re­turn to Rioja, he could have set­tled into a con­fi­dent, com­fort­able rou­tine. But that has never been his way. The re­sult of his strict fo­cus on sin­gle parcels, on viti­cul­ture and grow­ers, has re­sulted in some ex­cep­tional sin­gle-vine­yard wines. A new ar­rival to look out for is Tabuerniga, be­side the Remel­luri vine­yards. It’s a com­pan­ion to the very el­e­gant and re­fined Las Beatas. Keep an eye on this par­tic­u­lar rene­gade – there is more to come.

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