Red Wine Lalama 2021

Crianza red wine from Ribeira Sacra. Blend of 5 varieties aged for 15 months in oak barrels and for 5 months in the bottle.

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

€20.95
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We are happy to present the new vintage of the wine Lalama. This is one of Ribeira Sacra's most sought-after Spanish red wines.

Made from 85% Mencía, this Spanish red wine is complemented with 15% of the indigenous varieties Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante 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 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 this Crianza red wine was drawn-off, transferred into a series of differently aged French oak barrels and aged for 15 months.

After that, the wine Lalama 2021 of the Dominio do Bibei winery spent a further 3 months in 45-hectolitre trunk-conical tanks. Naturally stabilized, the wine was bottled and finally aged for a further 5 months in the cellar prior to its release.

We suggest that you decant this red wine from Ribeira Sacra 30 minutes before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Lalama is medium ruby with some reddish tinges.

Nose

Exquisite and expressive nose, full of juicy red fruit, wild berries, and some game and blood aromas, blue flowers, vegetals and some undergrowth hints. In the background, this blend of Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera insinuates some touches of smoke and balsam.

Palate

Amazingly fresh, this red wine of the Dominio do Bibei winery is medium-bodied, with 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

The exciting wine Lalama 2021 is an Atlantic-style red that stands comparison with much more expensive wines from other parts of the world. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Lalama 2020:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93.

Lalama 2019:

Enterwine 93.

Lalama 2018:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93/93+.

Lalama 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92+.

Lalama 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93.

Lalama 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 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
Reviews
2 Reviews
pleasant surprise
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Surprisingly original and pleasurable. I will definitely buy it again.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
RS
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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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