Bodegas LAN Rioja Crianza
WHY WE LOVE IT
- LAN Crianza has been one of our most loved wines for years
- LAN is legendary for paying growers “more” for top level fruit – With this release you are guaranteed a Rioja that punches way above its humble “Crianza” designation
Varietal Composition: 96% Tempranillo 4% Mazuelo.
Elaboration: The de-stemmed grapes were lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 83°F. Maceration in contact with the grape skins for 15 days, pumping the juice over the cap of skins daily for maximum color and aromatic extraction. Aged for 18 months in combined American and French-oak barrels followed by 9 months of rounding in the bottle prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Intense red cherry color. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of vanilla and toffee. Silky and structured on the palate, it has a long lasting and satisfying finish.
2015 – 91 James Suckling
2017 – 91 James Suckling
Bodegas LAN is a relative newcomer to the Rioja scene, having been founded in 1972. The name “LAN” is an acronym for the three provinces that make up Rioja, Logroño, Alava, and Navarra.
LAN produces some of the most consistent, value-driven examples of Rioja on the market, and is also is an established leader on the premium side. LAN’s iconic 72 hectare Viña Lanciano vineyard sits on a breathtaking natural meander along the Ebro river and is the basis for most of the company’s top bottlings.
The spirit of experimentation and innovation permeates the culture at LAN, and winemaker María Barúa is continually pushing the limits and preconceptions people have of the region.