Red Wine Viña Lanciano Reserva 2016
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela aged for 21 months in oak and for 18 months in the bottle.
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Produced by Bodegas Lan, Viña Lanciano Reserva is a blended Spansih red wine made from estate-grown grapes sourced from from Viña Lanciano, a 72-hectare vineyard with pebble soils situated on a bend of the Ebro river, on the border between Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, in the heart of DOCa Rioja.
Selected from over-30-year-old vines, the Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela varieties benefited from the exceptional climatic conditions of the year 2016 in La Rioja, which resulted in some wonderfully ripe and healthy grapes.
Hand-picked in September 19, the grapes were fermented in truncated cone-shaped stainless steel tanks, with a long maceration and frequent pump-overs aimed at extracting colour and tannin.
After that, this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into Tronçais French oak barrels, where it went through malolactic fermentation and was aged for 14 months.
Then the red wine Viña Lanciano Reserva 2016 went into Caucasian oak barrels, where it matured for a further 7 months before being bottled.
Finally, this reserva red wine was kept for 18 months in the bottle before being released onto the market.
Pair with meat carpaccios, cold cuts, cured cheese and roast recipes.
The red wine Viña Lanciano Reserva is deep ruby with some reddish reflections.
This blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela is packed with black fruit and strawberry fruits, with a gently smokey and earthy background, a hint of pencil lead and a brushstroke of vanilla and cedar.
Full-bodied, but in control of itself, this wine of Bodegas Lan is packed with fruit of great quality, with rounded tannins, a linear acidity and a suggestions of forest floor, leather, fine wood and chocolate. Long finish with an earthy and spicy note.
|Our personal opinion||
The characterful Viña Lanciano Reserva 2016 embodies the spirit of traditional Rioja.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and Russian oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||21|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 92. T. Atkin 91.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Graciano 3%, Mazuela 2%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|