Primera añada del nuevo tope de gama de La Granja de Remelluri, un tinto cuyo nombre se inspira en el Duque de Híjar, quien en tiempos fuera administrador de esta histórica finca, y al que Telmo Rodríguez, su creador, dedicó una década de secreto y entregado trabajo. La calidad e historia que atesoran su terruño de origen en Rioja Alavesa le ha hecho merecedor de ser el primer vino español en venderse en La Place de Burdeos, el mercado de vino más exclusivo e importante del mundo. El crítico y Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, lo distinguió como el tinto riojano revelación de 2022.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The first time a Spanish Rioja has been offered via the Place de Bordeaux. The new wine by oenologist-winemaker Telmo Rodriguez, was definitely one of the wines of the tasting. It is a 3.8-hectare, single-vineyard cuvée from the limestone foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa and made from a massal selection of Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Granegro and Rojal. A gorgeously dense and rich nose, concentrated and a balanced combination of perfumed elements, fruit and spices - cherries, ripe plums and liquorice. Tannins gently settle on the tongue but the flavours are impactful and so precise. It’s a bold wine but seriously defined and charming, super fresh and elegant. And you really feel the limestone terroir in the clarity and cleanliness of flavour. Superb. A production of 7,000 bottles that will be sold in its entirety through Bordeaux.
Yjar is one of the most talked about Rioja releases, a wine that made headlines and sold out within a matter of hours on the prestigious Place de Bordeaux. Described by Telmo Rodríguez as "the jewel of Remelluri", it’s a stunning, refined, beautifully judged cuvée of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Granegro and white grapes. Ripe, yet focused, with graceful cassis, red berry and graphite notes, fine aromatic oak and a long, tapering finish. 2025-35.
Very ripe red with plums, figs, dark chocolate, walnuts and cloves. Full-bodied with round and layered tannins that show ripeness and intensity. Fruit-forward, but formed and powerful. Plush and high-toned. Savory finish. From 3.8 hectares of vineyards. It’s a field blend of tempranillo, graciano, garnacha, granegro and rojal. Shows the ripeness of the vintage with structure and freshness. Crazy wine. Outstanding first bottling of this wine, with global distribution only through negociations in Bordeaux. Better after 2025.
The new top-of-the-range is the 2017 Yjar, a difficult name in most languages, selected because the property used to be managed by the Duque de Híjar—this is just a different spelling. It's a red produced with Tempranillo and a significant amount of Garnacha grapes from selected soils from Remelluri. It's a wine that transcends the vintage, with spicy notes, a complex and changing nose, really harmonious, serious, with super sleek tannins, seamless with a polished mouthfeel with a chalky finish. This is a separate project and with a different style from Remelluri (closer, perhaps, to the style of the personal wines from Telmo Rodríguez. It's a wine that will be sold through the Place de Bordeaux, the result of their understanding of the soils from the property, something they knew empirically but for which they now have a more scientific explanation. It feels younger and less developed than the classical wines from Remelluri. It matured mostly in foudre, and there is no trace of oak; the wine feels very young, clean and modern. It's a great effort for a challenging year. It should develop nicely in bottle. 7,000 bottles produced.