Grape: Tempranillo, Grenache
Region / Country: Rioja, Spain
Bodegas LAN work with a wide range of French, American, Pyrenean and Hungarian oak from many different coopers and were also the first Rioja bodega to pioneer a hybrid barrel with American oak staves and French oak heads. These hybrid barrels are used to age the Rioja Crianza and the Rioja Reserva, both of which are a blend of Tempranillo with a touch of Mazuelo, and the Crianza has a dash of Garnacha.
This wine is intense garnet in colour. Aromas of juicy strawberries, cherries and blackberries are married with notes of vanilla and spices from oak ageing and subtle earthy hints from bottle age. The palate is exceptionally well-structured, with velvety tannins and a vibrant acidity which carries the complex flavours onto the lingering finish.