Honey, orange zest, florals, ginger spice and anise on the nose and palate are balanced by bright acidity and a juicy lingering finish.
Telmo Rodriguez is widely recognized one of Spain’s most talented and prolific winemakers. A proud student and proponent of Spain’s viticultural history, he is leading a revival that focuses on planting indigenous varietals and rediscovering forgotten regions of superior terroir. Telmo studied viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux and was the winemaker at Remelluri, his family winery in Rioja, before setting off on his own in 1990. He spends most of his time and efforts in the vineyards – he farms biodynamically, he trellises his vines using the traditional bush method and only uses massale selections to replant. Telmo understands that most people will be introduced to him through his baseline cuvees, therefore he puts as much attention into his everyday wines as he does his rare and limited bottlings.
|Made popular in the 17th century, sweet Moscatel from Malaga was bordering on extinct. Telmo’s Moscatel is a throwback to tradition. The fruit is harvested from old vines planted on slopes so steep that only donkeys can climb them. The berries were dried under the sun for 10-15 days after which it was pressed. The must was settled prior to racking, fermented with native yeasts in small 225 liter barrels and aged for nine months in seasoned French oak barrels.