Remelluri was founded by monks in the 14th Century. The vines changed hands a number of times over the years before being purchased by Jaime Rodriguez in 1967. In 2010, Jaime’s son and daughter, Telmo and Amaia Rodríguez, took the reins of the estate and set about making a series of changes to showcase the potential and diversity of Remellur’s different terroirs, and ultimately reclaim Rioja’s viticultural history.2010 also marked the year of the estate’s full organic certification. Great care is taken to make sure that each bottle reflects the terruño of the region: wines are fermented with native yeasts, each plot is vinified separately, new oak is used very scarcely and the wines are very lightly filtered and fined.
What to drink with... pork belly.
Increasingly popular on restaurant menus, pork belly is seeing a resurgence at home too. With wine pairing, much depends on the sauce/marinade you’re using. Plain roast pork belly will be enhanced by a claret (Château Puy Castéra, Château de France Rouge), Pinot Noir (Aurelien Verdet) or a blend (Château de Montfaucon from the Rhône). If you’ve a little spice, then choose a smooth wine, like our Brownstone Winery Zinfandel from California. If you prefer a white, then a Riesling would go down a treat.