Crushed and Cured

Bodegas LAN, `A Mano Edición Limitada` Rioja, Spain, 2019


Deep cherry red in colour. Complex aromas of ripe plum, blackberry and blackcurrant married with layers of clove, cocoa, sweet spice and tobacco. This wine exhibits an earthy minerality, a common characteristic of wines made from grapes grown on the ‘Viña Lanciano’ estate. Full bodied and rich on the palate with velvety tannins and a long, elegant finish.

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.  Viña Lanciano is one of largest and most striking single-vineyard sites in Rioja Alta, encircled by a meander of the Ebro river. The vineyard’s poor, stony soils and old vines, are both conducive to low yields of very concentrated fruit. 

A blend of hand-harvested Tempranillo and Graciano from low-yielding 50 to 60-year-old vines in the top ‘El Rincón’ parcel within the Viña Lanciano single vineyard. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes underwent a vigorous selection process: first by bunch and then, after destemming, by berry. This ensured that only fruit in pristine condition made it into the wine. The berries were then crushed and fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. During the period between alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation, the lees were stirred weekly to create a fuller silkier texture. The wine was aged for 11 months in new French oak, followed by six months in new Caucasian oak barrels. It was bottled without filtration or clarification. 

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Vintage: 2019

Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Graciano

ABV: 14%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Bodegas LAN