Campbell Kind Wine ROSSO 2018
By Telmo Rodriguez
REGION: Ribera del Duero
VARIETIES: Tinto Fino and small percentages of “Navarro”, “Valenciano” and “Albillo Mayor”.
Behind Campbell Kind Wine with Telmo Rodriguez
Why Telmo Rodriguez?
Many years ago, I was lured to Spain to attend a wine fair for free. Despite it being the hectic holiday season, I went as I was able to arrange a meeting with this new Spanish wine star Telmo Rodriguez, the son of a Rioja family. Telmo who attended wine school in Bordeaux and worked at Cos d’Estournel and with Chave in Hermitage before returning home.
Telmo had a new vision of Spanish wine: To breathe life back into the ancient vineyards with their historic varietals and let the terror speak without exception. I simply had to meet him. In Spanish fashion, we dined late. As it became later and later, as we shared our experiences, we discovered we had common values. It was clear that we must work together. We started to import Telmo’s wines into Ontario and slowly, over the years, spread our partnership into western Canada. As time passed, Telmo’s wines found more and more fans and now his wines are acclaimed as some of the finest wines in the world proving once again one person on a mission can accomplish great things. When the concept of Campbell Kind Wine came up, Telmo offered me his organic wine from Ribera del Duero. I could not be more thankful for his generosity. By coincidence, Telmo and I started our business in 1994 which makes us 25 years young in 2019.