Red Wine Lalama 2017

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Blend of Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera.

Crianza. 13 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Wineries: Dominio do Bibei
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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. 


Lalama 2016:

Enterwine 92.

Lalama 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Lalama 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.

Lalama 2013:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93.

Lalama 2012:

Blend of Mencía and other indigenous varieties. Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.

Lalama 2011:

Single varietal Mencía. Parker 92. Peñín 93.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 13
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
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
2 Reviews
pleasant surprise
Surprisingly original and pleasurable. I will definitely buy it again.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
I drank this in Galicia while visiting Ribeira Sacra, one of the craziest vineyards in the world with some impossible slopes. Similar to some French wines from the Loire, but with more energy.
Review by (Posted on 18 August 2017)
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