2019 LG Valbuxán, Tinto, Telmo Rodríguez, Valdeorras, Spain

2019 LG Valbuxán, Tinto, Telmo Rodríguez, Valdeorras, Spain

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2019 LG Valbuxán, Tinto, Telmo Rodríguez, Valdeorras, Spain

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A new red from Valdeorras, the 2019 Lg. Valbuxan (Lugar de Valbuxan, a place from O Bolo) closes the gap between the Gaba do Xil and the single-vineyard reds. It was produced with grapes from different vineyards in different zones of the banks of the Bibei River, using grapes that they do not use for other wines, getting away from the varietal wine and going toward what they have done in Valdeorras in the last years, showing more place character. 

It's very aromatic, floral and expressive, with something earthy, faint notes of tar and a vibrant palate; it's still very young, with some grainy tannins and supple flavors. It feels like 2019 doesn't have the same quality of tannins as the 2018s, which are finer. It's a Mencía-based blend with other local varieties. 6,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2021.

Drink 2022 - 2026

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (February 2022)

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Wine Advocate92/100

A new red from Valdeorras, the 2019 Lg. Valbuxan (Lugar de Valbuxan, a place from O Bolo) closes the gap between the Gaba do Xil and the single-vineyard reds. It was produced with grapes from different vineyards in different zones of the banks of the Bibei River, using grapes that they do not use for other wines, getting away from the varietal wine and going toward what they have done in Valdeorras in the last years, showing more place character. 

It's very aromatic, floral and expressive, with something earthy, faint notes of tar and a vibrant palate; it's still very young, with some grainy tannins and supple flavors. It feels like 2019 doesn't have the same quality of tannins as the 2018s, which are finer. It's a Mencía-based blend with other local varieties. 6,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2021.

Drink 2022 - 2026

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (February 2022)

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James Suckling94/100

Floral nose, with lots of dried herbs, boysenberries, moss and lovely funk of black earth, following through to a medium-to full-bodied, dry and fresh palate, filled with linear, chalky tannins. Lots of drinkability here.

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James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (September 2022)

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About this WINE

Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo Rodriguez is one of the great Spanish winemakers. He travelled and learnt for many years before returning home to Rioja. In addition, he supervises négociant projects throughout Spain. One of his most acclaimed projects is in Ribera del Duero.

The charismatic Telmo has something of the prodigal about him, having now returned to his Riojan homestead to energise the great house of Remelluri. One should not overlook, however, his other properties, which explore some of the lesser-known areas of Spain and in each case seek to make superlative and characterful wines. Ribera del Duero is far from a lesser-known area, so it is to Telmo’s great credit, but to no-one’s surprise, that the wines he makes at Matallana are amongst the very best here too.

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Valdeorras

Valdeorras

Godello is the flagship grape of Valdeorras, and it thrives in the region's conditions. Wines made from Godello are often aromatic, elegant, and expressive. They can display a range of flavours, including citrus fruits, stone fruits, floral notes, and a touch of minerality. Godello wines from Valdeorras are typically crisp, refreshing, and well-balanced.

Apart from Godello, Valdeorras produces red wines, predominantly from the Mencía grape variety. These red wines can exhibit bright red fruit flavours, floral and herbal notes, and a vibrant acidity that adds freshness to the wines.

The winemakers of Valdeorras take pride in their commitment to quality and their focus on sustainable viticulture. Many vineyards in the region are cultivated using organic or biodynamic practices, reflecting a growing trend toward environmentally friendly winemaking.

In addition to Godello and Mencía, Valdeorras can produce wines using grape varieties such as Doña Blanca, Palomino, and Merenzao (also known as Bastardo). However, Godello remains the region's star and has helped Valdeorras gain recognition in Spain and internationally.

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Mencía

Mencía

Mencía is the primary grape of the Bierzo region and its undisputed star, covering nearly two-thirds of the vineyards. This red grape variety is grown almost exclusively in north-western part of Spain (especially in the DOs of Galicia, Valdeorras, Monterrei, and Ribeira Sacra). Mencía ripens early, by mid-September, and is well suited to the maritime climate of Bierzo where autumn rains are quite common.

Mencía has only recently come into spotlight as a quality, potential-laden grape variety. When properly made, it offers fascinating wines across a contrasting spectrum of styles; on the one end are fruity and forward wines with supple tannins and succulent fruit. On the other end are more concentrated, powerful styles with an exotic earthiness, smooth tannins and an enviable reflection of the minerally-rich Bierzo terroir.

Mencía is capable of making excellent wine on its own, with no need to sacrifice its unique character in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot that are commonplace elsewhere in Spain.

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