Bodegas LAN Xtreme Organic Rioja Crianza 2019
Bodegas LAN Xtreme Organic Rioja Crianza
Region: Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegan, vegetarian, certified organic
This wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, there are pronounced aromas of cranberries, red cherries and ripe strawberries coupled with hints of liquorice and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with silky tannins and intense flavours of ripe red fruits and spice which are carried by a vibrant acidity onto the lingering finish.
The Tempranillo grapes for the 'Xtrème Ecológico' come from the 'Mantible Ecológico' parcel within the famed Viña Lanciano vineyard - a prime site within Rioja Alta, located on a meander of the River Ebro. The five-hectare, organically farmed plot overlooks the ruins of the Roman bridge of Mantible and sits at 400 metres above sea level with an east-west aspect. Soils are composed of sandy loam and pebbles and all of the grapes are hand harvested.
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.