Red Wine Lalama 2017
Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Blend of Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera.
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This is the new vintage of one of Ribeira Sacra's most sought-after Spanish red wines, Lalama by the Dominio do Bibei winery.
Made from 90% Mencía, this Spanish red wine is complemented with 10% of the indigenous varieties Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera (Alicane Bouschet), The grapes come from 15 to 100-year-old vines, grown at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level, in heterogeneous soils.
After the harvest, the grapes of this wine from Ribeira Sacra were selected and destemmed. After a brief maceration, the wine was fermented in trunk-conical tanks of different measures.
Malolactic fermentation took place in 300-litre French oak barrels, after which the wine was drawn off, transferred into a series of differently aged French oak barrels and aged for 12 months. After that, Lalama 2017 spent a further 10 months in 45-hectolitre trunk-conical tanks. Naturally stabilized, the wine was bottled and finally aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.
We suggest that you decant this red wine from Ribeira Sacra 2 hours before you drink it. It may contain sediment, as it was not filtered.
The red wine Lalama has a bright, intense cherry colour with a maroon rim.
Exquisite and expressive nose, full of juicy red fruit, wild berries, and some game and blood aromas, blue flowers, vegetals and some undergrowth hints. On the background, this blend of Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera insinuates some touches of smoke and balsam.
Amazingly fresh, this red wine of Dominio do Bibei has a medium body, an exceptional acidity and well integrated tannins. Notes of red berries, orange rind, wet earth, remembrances of pomegranate and blood orange, some mineral undertones and also a forest-like suggestions. Long finish with remembrances of wild berries and a mineral note.
|Our personal opinion||
A remarkable value, Lalama 2017 is an Atlantic-style red wine that stands comparison with much more expensive wines from other parts of the world.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93.
Blend of Mencía and other indigenous varieties. Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.
Single varietal Mencía. Parker 92. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||13|
|Percentage of variety||Mencía 90%, Brancellao, Sousón, Mouratón, Garnacha Tintorera.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Paté, Pickles, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|