An Interview with Telmo Rodriguez
I presented Telmo with his Groundbreaking Winemaker Award last month and here is a video of my interview with him.
Telmo is a passionate champion of “small is beautiful” particularly as it applies to wine producing. He believes that Spain still has tremendous potential for producing world class wines in all areas of the country and he is showing the way with wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Valdeorras, Toro, Castilla y León and Malaga. This keeps him pretty busy as you can imagine, but he is tirelessly setting an example to show that Spain can produce wines of the highest quality when the producer has a mind to do so.
Again, we will be updating his entry for the next edition of Wine behind the label, to reflect his new red and white wine from Valdeorras, both rated category 3 star plus (a superior rating of a very good – even fine wine) retailing for under £18 or $30 – price band C, which is exceptional value for money.