Fernando Remírez De Ganuza

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Trasnocho Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Ming L
9.4

One of the most sumptuous Rioja I’ve tasted. Rich yet so fine. A deep nose of ripe plum, red cherry, cedar, mocha, and tobacco and light earthy elements. Dense with great depth of flavors. Silky smooth. Modern with old world charm.
From vines 60 years old on average, 20 months in new French barrels. A relatively new winery.
— 15 days ago

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Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Fincas de Ganuza Reserva Old Vines Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo 2008

Rioja Reserva from old vines. One of the best I’ve ever tried, hits all the right spots. — 3 years ago

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Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Reserva Old Vines Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo 2006

Awesome bottle of Rioja; cherries, earthiness, tobacco...so velvety and smooth. — 5 years ago

Sarah Oettel
with Sarah

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Erre Punto R. Rioja Tempranillo

Something else going on here. Light and rough at the same time. — 6 years ago

Gillian KohJess DeVries
with Gillian and Jess

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Blanco Rioja Viura 2015

K J
9.3

Interesting. A bit salty. — 9 months ago

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Fincas de Ganuza Old Vines Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo 2010

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Panchi Barrio
Adv
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Carlos m
Laura m
Papa
— 3 years ago

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Erre Punto Blanco Rioja Viura Malvasia 2011

A bit of oxidation from the age. Warm bacon fat, burnt marshmallow. Nice oak. — 5 years ago

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

In great shape and firing on all cylinders. Notes of black and red fruit, slate, chicory and some menthol. Great balance of fruit and structure. This wine always delivers. — 9 months ago

Ira, Ron and 13 others liked this

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Yum. Gorgeous. Licorice, mineral bite, dark red fruit. Leathery and with fine prickly tannins. Bright but deep and long red fruited palate. Powerful, elegant and pure. Just starting to drink well, this will being exquisite in 20 years with good cellaring. — 9 months ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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I’ve more often thought of minerality as a product of the soil and age of vines than something inherent in any variety. Either way, this was a wine of terroir; and not the first time I’ve experienced great minerality from la rioja alta (more so than ribera say).
Tom Casagrande

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I agree with soil and vine age. I’ve come to conclude in addition that certain varietals are more transparent at transmitting “terroir” than others. With reds, I’d place Syrah and Pinot Noir high on the scale, and I have thought of Tempranillo at the other end. Even Tempranillo I’ve had from unique places like Walla Walla seemed to reflect the place less than other varietals at the same wineries. But I’ll readily admit that my Tempranillo sample size is much smaller than for other varietals I drink more frequently. I will try to look for this producer!
Josh Morgenthau

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Definitely- I don’t think I’ve ever had a great varietal Tempranillo outside of Spain either (nor a great Nebbiolo outside of Piedmont for that matter). I just think of those grapes as less adaptable from their home terroir. Look out for for La Rioja Alta, CVNE and Lopez de Heredia also if you haven’t tried them.