Bodegas LAN Verdejo Rueda

Bodegas LAN Verdejo Rueda


  • LAN’s crackling fresh example of Verdejo comes from three sustainably farmed vineyard sites, Los Llanos, Avutarda, and El Gato.

Varietal Composition: 100% Verdejo

Elaboration: Harvested at night to ensure that the grapes entered the winery at lower temperatures of between 10°C and 15°C, in order to protect the varietal aromas. Harvesting at night also results in significant energy savings, thus improving sustainability during the winemaking process. Pellicular pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature before pressing to extract all the aromatic characteristics of the Verdejo variety from the skins.

Tasting Notes: Pronounced aromatic complexity marked by white fruit and mineral notes, as well as hints of aniseed. Broad and full bodied on the palate, with a creamy texture and a spark of noticeable acidity that extends the palate and lengthens the finish.


2022 – 91 Vinous


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.

PRINT Review SHELF TALKER (2022 – 91 Vinous)