Remelluri’s vineyards are located along the slopes of the Sierra de Toloño mountains in the valleys of Valderemelluri, La Granja, and Villaescusa, just above the village of Labastida in Rioja Alavesa, from which this wine takes its name. This property released the first genuine estate wines of la Rioja: owned, grown, made and bottled on a single property. Organic and never subjected to herbicide, Remelluri is in conversion to biodynamics. Primarily Tempranillo with a little Garnacha blended in, this shows cherry pit, black raspberry, pungent flowers and subtle licorice and cracked pepper qualities on the nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and ripe dark berry flavors supported by an undercurrent of juicy acidity.