Bodegas LAN D-12 Rioja Crianza 2018
Region: Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegan and vegetarian
Intense cherry red in colour. On the nose, aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries are married with spicy notes of liquorice and chocolate and subtle floral hints. On the palate, velvety tannins give a silky mouthfeel and a crisp acidity carries the flavours onto the spicy finish.
The Tempranillo grapes for the 2018 D-12 were sourced from two specially selected vineyards: one in Lanciego in Rioja Alavesa boasting vines over 30 years old, the other in El Cortijo, near the Viña Lanciano estate in Rioja Alta, with 42-year-old vines. These older vines produce lower yields of grapes with great intensity of flavour.
Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN is situated in the heart of Rioja Alta. Though a relatively young Rioja house, Bodegas LAN has gained a reputation for the excellent quality of its wines. This quality is derived from the grapes they work with, grown in their spectacular Viña Lanciano vineyard and other prime vineyard sites in Rioja Alta and Alavesa, and from winemaker María Barúa’s great attention to detail in the winery.