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Tentenublo

Tentenublo

Rioja, Spain

Tentenublo


COUNTRY

Spain

REGION

Rioja

sub Region

Rioja Alavesa

Appellation

Rioja DOP

Climate

Mediterranean

WineMaker

Roberto Oliván Iglesias 

FARMING PractICes

Organic

WEBSITE / SOCIAL

http://www.tentenublo.com


The History

Roberto Oliván Iglesias has been farming his 8ha family estate, Tentenublo, in the high, wind-swept Basque country of the Rioja Alavesa since 2011. Roberto is one of the leading relics of Rioja more interested in making extraordinary wines from single sites rather than volume blends.

Tentenublo, despite its relatively small size, can be described as a collection of several distinct microclimates with 15-70 year old vines spread throughout 22 individual parcels in the foothills of the Cantabria mountains, at altitudes ranging from 450-650 meters. The estate is planted mainly to classic red and white Rioja varieties including Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura.

The Philosophy

Working organically, using native yeast fermentation, and limited sulphur, Roberto draws upon Rioja’s long-established protocol of barrel aging (working mainly with French oak), to craft deeply personal wines of substance and character. He is deeply attached to Viñaspre, a hamlet in the district of the wine region of Lanciego on the foothills at the eastern end of the Sierra Cantabria Mountains at an altitude of over 600m above sea level.

WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Tentenublo

spain, rioja
other
$30.95

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