El Inquilino Rioja
notes from the winemaker:“We long held a desire to produce wines in the neighbouring Rioja Alavesa region, as we had loved its landscapes, vines and vines since we were boys. In 2015 our dream became reality with the launch of Viña Zorzal Rioja Tempranillo 2014, after more than 5 years of work on vineyards located between Labastida and San Vicente de la Sonsierra.” — Iñaki Sanz, Xabier Sanz, Mikel Sanz, Rafael Regadera
“Our intrepid Zorzal flies to his neighbor Rioja! Here you can find his new home … We are Inquilinos! (Tenants) El Inquilino Wines is a careful selection of Tempranillo and Grenache grapes in the area of the Najerilla valley. Our goal, as in all our wines, is to produce honest wines with local varieties, minimal intervention, wines that talk about its origin.”
Region Rioja Alta
Appellation Rioja DOCa
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals 90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha.
Farming Organic practicing.
Vineyard Vineyards located in Najerilla valley in La Rioja Alta, average age 35 years old.
Soil Stony and sandy topsoil on clay.
Viticulture All vineyard work is done by hand, native plants are used as ground cover, and they fertilize with compost to improve the vine’s resistance to diseases. Vines are Vaso (bushed) planted. Vinification The grape were harvested by hand when they reached optimum ripeness in each single vineyard. The grape clusters are transported to the winery in small boxes. 25% whole cluster fermentation. Only indigenous yeast for the fermentation of all Zorzal and Inquilino wines. Fermentation occurs in 10,000 liter stainless steel vats. Soft pressing and pumping over occurred in tank.
Aging Aged for 6 months in 2 year old 228 and 400-liter french oak barrels.
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Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $75. We do deliveries TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS, and will contact you via text message the day of your delivery to arrange drop-off. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Same-day curbside pick-up is available every day that we are open. Order at least 2 hours beofre closing time to ensure same-day pick-up. If you would like to order curbside closer to closing time, please do so by phone.