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Telmo Rodriguez Falcoeira A Capilla 2016

Telmo Rodriguez Falcoeira A Capilla 2016

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"Falcoeira was the first of their Valdeorras vineyards to be harvested in 2016, starting on September 16th. The 2.75 hectares of this young south-facing vineyard produced 2,635 bottles of the 2016 Falcoeira A Capilla, always a richer wine compared with its siblings. It's a historical vineyard that was abandoned, but its almost 100 ancient terraces were replanted with a field blend of Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Godello, Garnacha...and other grapes that would have been there in the past. Winemaking is simple, the grapes fermented in small wooden and stainless steel tanks, and the wine aged in French oak foudres. 2016 seems like a great vintage for the reds here, and Falcoeira kept the freshness and poise within its riper character. The palate is delineated and with a marked stony feeling to it. With time in the glass, the wine became finer and more elegant, and that extra touch of ripeness seemed to disappear. A great year for this wine. Drink: 2019-2024. 94 points

I've tasted the current 2019 releases and whatever was pending from before from the wide portfolio of Telmo Rodríguez, with the idea to taste the wines from all the regions where he works every 12 months. The wines from Rioja are included in the article on that region, as are the ones from Remelluri."

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (243)