Remelluri Rioja Blanco 2017
93 Points Wine Advocate
2017 was marked by the frost on the 27th of April and the warm summer, which resulted in a very early harvest of a small crop that produced a 2017 Blanco with high ripeness. The grapes from the high-altitude, organically farmed vines fermented with indigenous yeasts in small vats and oak casks, and the wine matured in oak foudres and 1,200-liter concrete eggs for 12 months. This is a bit more generous and exotic than the more austere 2016 I tasted last time—it has more volume and is rounder and mellower. It represents the character of the year, more Mediterranean, with notes of hay and straw, reflecting more the character of the Garnacha Blanca.