Bodegas LAN, Rioja Gran Reserva, 75cl

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A classic Gran Reserva Rioja which marries beautifully fresh red fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and cranberry with a wonderful savoury complexity and notes of smoke, toast and leather from the extended period of oak ageing.

On the nose, aromas of ripe red fruits combine with spicy vanilla, cinnamon and liquorice root notes, which are a result of the extended oak ageing. This wine is full bodied and round, superbly balanced, elegant and layered on the palate.

The Tempranillo grapes are sourced from 40-year-old, low-yielding vines in the Haro, Villalba and Foncea areas of Rioja Alta. The Mazuelo comes from Bodegas LAN's spectacular Viña Lanciano estate, located on a meander of the River Ebro. This top-quality fruit is extremely concentrated in flavour and capable of standing up to extended periods of oak ageing.

Upon arrival at the winery, the hand harvested grapes underwent a double sorting process, first by bunch, then by berry. Fermentation took place in small stainless-steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 30ºC, with daily pump overs and a long post-fermentation maceration, to round out the tannins. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, resulting in a creamy mouthfeel. The wine was aged for 24 months in a combination American and French oak barrels, followed by 36 months in the bottle.

94% Tempranillo , 6% Mazuelo

Vegan, Vegetarian