Telmo Rodríguez

Rioja (Lantziego)

'Corriente' Vino de Cosecheros 2016

Size

The cold clay soil of Lantziego speaks very clearly on the nose, partnered by equally typical 'red heather' smells of the locale (thyme, lavender and more). No fruit bomb, it's a countryside wine, with meat, cherry, mint and licorice all in a swirl. There are hints of sweet spice and it has great freshness. The palate opens with succulence, juicy and laden with red berries, then glides out and down into the mineral-flecked beauty of gravelly natural fruit tannin, and closes out with perfectly judged astringency.