Bodegas LAN Rioja Reserva 2012
Liqueur fruit, black pepper, violets, eucalyptus combine to make an elegant and balanced wine.
Dubbed by Wine Spectator as “possibly the hottest old winery in Rioja”, Bodegas LAN is a consistent producer of phenomenal Rioja, in both traditional and modern styles. Their winery is located in the heart of Rioja Alta and is named after the initials of the three provinces in Rioja: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. Under Head Winemaker María Barua, the winery’s painstaking attention to detail in the vineyard as well as their complex oak ageing system are major factors in LAN’s continued success. The Crianza and Reserva are LAN’s most important and benchmark wines. They display great depth, maturity and complexity with well balanced, integrated tannins.
María Barua has been the head winemaker and technical director since 2002, and 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’.
The Reserva blend consists of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano and is aged for 15 months in oak. The Reserva is intense with aromas of crystallised red fruits combined with the vanilla and spice hints derived from the oak ageing. Liqueur fruit, black pepper, violets, eucalyptus combine to make an elegant and balanced wine. Perfect with stews, spiced dishes, legumes and cured cheeses.
|Country Of Origin||Spain|
|Grape||Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Asian, Cajun|