Rioja (Labastida)

Lindes de Remelluri 'Labastida' village wine 2018


Labastida is nestled beneath the Sierra Cantabria, with cold soils in tight valleys marked by the Atlantic. The Labastida wine is concentrated, sweet and slick with nice lines - a cool-soils wine of inky-blue fruits, glossily sweetseeded and creamy. Fermentation takes place in 5,000L old French vats, then 12 months' maturation in old French barriques

The steep, enclosed valley at Labastida nestled under the Cantabrias yields a structured, elegant but soft, fluid wine. Labastida is vibrant and satin-spiced, sweet-pipped red with florals afore and after (red florals not unlike a Ted Leamon wine). Red cherry, earth, field herbs, sweet pips, crunchy, concentrated elegance.