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Bodegas LAN

Bodegas LAN is located in the heart of Rioja Alta. Founded in 1972,...

Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the three provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. María Barua has been the head winemaker and technical director since 2002. She brings both scientific expertise, with an academic background in chemistry in addition to her oenology degree, and local knowledge, being born, raised and educated in Rioja. She and her young and energetic team focus not only on understanding the technical details of winemaking, but also on ‘expressing the virtues of the land’.

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Vineyards

Grapes are selected from 10 to 20-year-old vines from Bodegas LAN's long-standing suppliers in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa subzones. Sloped plots of calcareous-clay soils with good drainage and sun exposure give grapes of excellent concentration.

Vintage Information

2015 was characterised by abundant rainfall in the winter and a hot summer, which brought the harvesting period forward. August was marked by more moderate temperatures and an excellent vegetative state with a moderate bud load - factors which endured until harvesting.

Vinification

The destemmed grapes were lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Maceration in contact with the grape skins lasted 15 days, with daily pumping over for maximum colour and aromatic extraction. The wine was aged for 14 months in hybrid barrels (American oak staves and French oak heads) followed by nine months of resting and rounding out in the bottle prior to release.

Tasting Notes

This wine is intense cherry red in colour. Aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cranberries are framed by fine nuances of vanilla and toffee. Silky and structured on the palate, it has a long-lasting and satisfying finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 95% Tempranillo
5% Mazuelo
Region Rioja
Winemaker María Barua
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 5g/l
Residual Sugar 2g/l
Wine pH 3.67