2017 Bodegas LAN `Xtrème Ecológico` Organic Rioja Crianza

Rioja Spain

Medium-Bodied

£21.00 now, and £21.00 on the 15th of each month

A great Rioja Crianza from one of Rioja’s finest single-vineyard sites

 

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    Ripe red fruits and spice

    Grape Variety

    100% Tempranillo

    Sweetness

    Dry

    Alcohol

    13.5%

    Winemaking

    Organic, Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian

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    Flavour Characteristics

    Cinnamon Cinnamon

    Cranberry Cranberry

    Dried Apricot Dried Apricot

    Liquorice Liquorice

    Prune Prune

    Red Plum Red Plum

    Sweet spices Sweet spices

    Vanilla Vanilla

    Rioja is Spain’s fine wine capital, a region characterised by rich tradition and innovation for over a century and a half.  Its high-altitude, clay/limestone soils and continental climate provide perfect conditions for growing fine wine.  The red wines are a blend of grapes, mainly Tempranillo and Garnacha (grenache) with others playing a supporting role such as Graciano, Marzullo (carignan) and even some white varieties.  Traditionally red Rioja wine is fermented fast and then matured in old American oak barrels.  A wonderful variety of styles are produced and the quality hierarchy is based on the amount of oak ageing, Crianza, the youngest aged wines, followed by reserva and gran reserva at the top.  The Spanish, unlike the French, do the ageing for you before the wine is released!

    Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN lies in the heart of Rioja Alta.  The name LAN comes from the initials of the three provinces of the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño, Álava and Navarra.  Viña Lanciano is Bodegas LAN’s flagship vineyard in Rioja Alta and it is arguably one of Rioja’s finest single-vineyard sites. A meander of the River Ebro surrounds the vineyard and creates the perfect microclimate for the vines which are up to 60 years of age.  From an organically farmed plot of Tempranillo within this famed Viña Lanciano vineyard, this Rioja Crianza is bursting with bright aromas of red fruits coupled with subtle spicy notes from 14 months in new French oak.

    This wine is deep garnet red in colour. On the nose, there are aromas of cranberries, prunes and dried apricots with notes of liquorice, vanilla and cinnamon hints. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with balanced flavours of ripe red fruits and spice and a lingering finish.

     

    How to serve it

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    Pairs well with

    Olives, Jamon Serrano, and salty chunks of Manchego cheese.

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