Telmo Rodroguez ‘LZ' Rioja Tempranillo 2021

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Long-term mates and business partners, Telmo Rodroguez and Pablo Eguzkiza have been kicking wine goals together for nearly 30 years. They started working together in the late 1980s at Telmo's family Rioja estate, Remelluri, and went on to lead changes in conceptions of Spanish wine in the post-Franco era (a time of significant recovery and re-imagining).  Telmo and Pablo are among the most thoughtful of Spain's post-industrial organic producers, deeply committed to authenticity.

Organic and biodynamic, indigenous genetics – no nursery clones, no chemicals, no trellises

LZ is a free-range expression via gravity and concrete. Un-oaked, juicy, deft, utterly typical of its place. Always wonderfully expressive of Lantziego’s cold clay dirt, LZ features crimson-spiced cranberry with rose petal florals and red lavender among plentiful herbs – pure smells of place. The palate is is built on a trademark fruit tanninnatural acid twin-track. Simple and beautiful, with plenty of depth, spiced, earthily perfumed, ovoid, lissome and satisfying.