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Telmo Rodríguez El Transistor Verdejo 2018

Telmo Rodríguez's 'El Transistor' is a pure and truly authentic expression of Verdejo grapes sourced from low-yielding, very old bush vines located in the Rueda region of Spain. Adopting simple and respectful winemaking practices, alongside Telmo's 20 years of experience and knowledge of this area, make El Transistor Verdejo a very consistent wine of great complexity. El Transistor derives its unusual name from Telmo's inspired solution of strategically placing a radio in the vineyards to ward off local wild-boar from eating the delicious fruit. Fermented and aged in wooden barrels and foudres of different sizes for up to 9 months, this wine is restrained and elegant with fresh green apples on the nose, accompanied by notes of bitter lemon and a floral, lime-blossom lift. The wine is still youthful, fresh and light with white peach and a grapefruit twist. There is a subtle, structured minerality which comes through as stony pebbles with a savoury hint. Very focused, there is a gentle smoothness to the texture which carries the wine forward across the palate towards a refreshing, citrus-pith finish. This would be lovely to drink soon but will also develop and broaden in complexity with age.

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Telmo Rodríguez
Duero River Valley
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White Wine
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The Producer Telmo Rodríguez | Compañia de Vinos

Telmo Rodríguez Vineyards

Telmo Rodríguez, of Remelluri fame, is one of Spains' greatest winemakers. He made a name for himself when he started his own wine business in the 1990s with fellow winemaker Pablo Eguzkiza. Together their vision for Compañia de Vinos was to soley work with native...

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The Region Spain | Duero River Valley

The Duero River Valley wine region is located in North Central Spain and encompasses the wine production area of Castilla y León. Most of the regions greatest wines are from vineyards based around the River Duero. Indeed, Spain’s most famed winery, Vega Sicilia, anchors the DO known...

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