The La Estrada comes from a tiny .64 hectare vineyard and only 100 cases were produced. Telmo Rodriguez has always been a strong proponent of vineyard driven wines in Rioja and his single bottlings are truly stunning wines and make a strong case for the quality that Rioja can deliver.
"A very linear, tight red with black licorice, graphite, dark berries and
blue fruit. Medium to full body. Fine, racy tannins. Goes on for
minutes. Classy. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2024. " 96 points James Suckling.
"The single-vineyard 2018 La Estrada comes from a northeast-facing
0.64-hectare plot planted in the 1940s, one of the highest vineyards in
the village of Lanciego, at 610 meters above sea level. It fermented in
an open-top 3,000-liter oak vat with indigenous yeasts and matured in a
combination of foudres and barriques for 14 to 16 months. I was very
surprised by the elegance of La Estrada, a vintage of great finesse,
perfume and a beautiful, silky texture. It's medium-bodied and has great
harmony and balance. This should develop nicely in bottle. 1,948
bottles were filled in May 2020." 96 points Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate
Please note these are stored in a wine cellar outside of our retail store, so will ship within a couple of days of ordering. Only 6 bottles available.