La Mateo Rioja Tempranillo Blanco 2018

Traditional Price €37
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You’ve no doubt heard of Red Tempranillo, but how about White Tempranillo? I couldn’t believe my tastebuds when I first experienced this wine. 

Most white Rioja is made from the Viura grape - and tends to taste quite oaky and flat. Mateo wanted something fresher and punchier, so he planted an experimental vineyard of white Tempranillo 15 years ago - making it the oldest white Tempranillo vineyard in Rioja!

It’s incredibly fresh and floral on the nose, with tons of lemon meringue, honey and brioche in the mouth. If you like whites with a bit of oak like good Burgundy, you’ll love this.

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

100% Tempranillo Blanco

Country

Spain

Region of origin

La Rioja

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

13

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

6

Type of Oak

85% French oak, 15% American oak

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

10 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

550-600 m

Soil type(s)

Limestone clay soil

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential (years)

10 years

Ideal drinking window

2020-2030

I first met Mateo through my great friend Carlos Rodriguez back in 2014. We called into his winery near Logrono for a ‘quick Sunday lunch’ - I finally got out of there several hours later and barely able to move or fit back in my piddly rented Seat Ibiza.

Read More about Mateo

Fresh clams cooked in white wine, olive oil, and parsley.

 

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