Red Wine Lan Reserva 2017
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo and Mazuela aged for 20 months in hybrid oak barrels and for 18 months in the bottle.
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Sourced from over 25-year-old vineyards, Lan Reserva is produced by the well-known winery Bodegas Lan.
The main variety of this Spanish red wine is Tempranillo, rounded with a 5% Mazuela (Carignan), coming from several plots of vines located in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa subzones. The 2016 vintage was very good, with a cold winter followed by a rainy spring and a hot summer with little rainfall, at the end of which the grapes were fully ripen and in an excellent sanitary condition.
Hand-picked and selected on site and in the premises, the grapes were fermented under controlled temperature and macerated for 3 weeks with frequent pump-overs to extract colour and tannin content.
After that, this red wine from La Rioja was aged for 20 months in hybrid -French and American- oak barrels.
Finally, Lan Reserva 2017 was bottled and aged for another 18 months before being released onto the market.
This is a smooth, elegant Reserva red wine.
Pair with casseroles and meat recipes.
The red wine Lan Reserva is deep ruby with a garnet hue.
This wine from Tempranillo and Mazuela is nuanced and suggestive, with remembrances of forest berries and sour cherries, a splash of black pepper, clove and cinnamon, and some balsamic and toasted suggestions.
This reserva of Bodegas Lan has a smooth entrance and a lively, fresh mid-palate with medium tannins, a smokey and balsamic hint, a core of ripe ruit and a long spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Classy and poised, Lan Reserva 2017 is a winner.
Lan Reserva 2016:
Enterwine 91. Guía Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||20|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Mazuelo 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|