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Remelluri Rioja Reserva 2008

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This 2008 Reserva is a direct, authentic cellar release of guaranteed provenance, stored under optimal conditions at Remelluri in Labastida, Rioja, until refrigerated shipment to the US in the summer of 2022. It was selected by Remelluri owner and winemaker Telmo Rodr�guez for the exceptional nature of the vintage and beautiful evolution of the wine, offering a fully-cellared Reserva expression from Remelluri to the market. While the 2008 vintage has recently entered into its ideal drinking window, it will undoubtedly repay additional cellar time, offering enjoyment for a decade or more to come. De Maison Selections verifies refrigerated shipping and storage conditions throughout the wine�s journey to local merchants. Proper temperature and shipping conditions are essential factors in the enjoyment of well-cellared wines. The 2008 Remelluri Reserva cellar release is extremely limited in quantity. Site: Villaescusa, Valderemelluri, El Fustal, El Rinc�n, Vadegar�, Cisqueros, Ruancho, and Valpardillo at 480m - 900m in the villages of San Vicente and Labastida Grapes: 90% Tempranillo / 5% Garnacha / 5% Graciano Vine Age: Vines planted from 1918 to 1989 Soil: Clay calcareous, limestone, bedrock, and stone Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel and foudres Aging: 24 months in barrels of various sizes and origin, bottled May 2010, followed by 12 years (and counting) in bottle Farming: Organic S02: 14m/L Vegan: No (gelatin fining)