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Verdejo El Transistor, Telmo Rodriguez

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This incredible oaked Verdejo shows just what an amazing grape this is. The name comes from the radios they hang on the vines to frighten away the Wild Boar.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£13.49
Usual Price £17.99
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Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo started his wine business in 1994 with fellow winemaker Pablo Eguzkiza under the Company name of Compania de Vinos de La Granja. Telmo and Pablo’s first offering was a wine they named Alma (soul), a Garnacha created from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was a success, but this was to be a journey of exploration, so Telmo and Pablo headed south to Rueda. Here they made the decision to re-name the Company “Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez”; firstly to capitalise on Telmo’s reputation in the wine world, and secondly, because Telmo is not only making wine, he is working closely with local wine makers from many different regions all over Spain to create unique wines that he can sell under the umbrella of his company. Pretty much all the vineyards at the time his company was starting up were been piled with foreign grape varieties. Wine growing land was largely manipulated to grow major international and recognisable grape varieties. Telmo’s mission was to buck the trend and not only work with native grape varieties, but also breathe life back into abandoned or forgotten vineyards.

Tasting Notes

The initial citrus aromas are offset by the richness of vanilla from the oak. The wine is still fresh however with a creamy mouthfeel and wonderful texture. There is a hint of orange oils on the finish and a note of butterscotch.

Food Matches

Try with hake fillets with a creamy butter and parsley sauce.