Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2030
Perfect with: Saltbush lamb racks with roasted potatoes
Why you’ll love it:
Telmo is the son of the family which owns the highly regarded Remelluri estate in Rioja. He’s outspoken and passionate about restoring Spain’s native grapes and producing wines that aren’t about pleasing trends, but rather wines that speak more about the region and variety. Just like BMW’s zippy new car, the Metellana M2 has been described as a more feminine and more elegant style of Tempranillo with more subtle oak treatment. The grapes are hand picked fermented in 3,000-kilo oak vats with indigenous yeasts and the wine matured in French oak barrels - 50% new and 50% of different ages for 14 months.
Lovely balance on this wine. Fresh and vibrant, red fruit flavours, raspberry, plum, violets, mocha, mineral notes with subtle toasty, vanilla notes. Very fine tannins, med-full bodied with surprisingly good acidity.