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Lalama 2015

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€15.29

Lalama 2015

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 13 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€15.29
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Details

This is the new vintage of one of Ribeira Sacra's most sought-after Spanish red wines, Lalama by the Dominio do Bibei winery.

With the aid of the renowned Sara Pérez, famed for her Priorat wines produced at the Mas Martinet winery, Dominio do Bibei has succeed in creating a truly interesting wine.

Made from 90% Mencía, this Spanish red wine is complemented with a 10% of the indigenous varieties Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera), crafted from 15 to 100-year-old vines grown at an altitude up to 700 metres above sea level in soils of different compositions.

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 13 months. After that, Lalama 2015 spent a further 10 months in 45-hectolitre trunk-conical tanks. Naturally stabilized, the wine was bottled and finally aged for a further 15 months in the cellar prior to its release.

We strongly suggest that you decant this red wine from Ribeira Sacra 1 hour before you drink it. It may contain sediment, as it was not filtered.

Drink now until 2025.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Lalama has a bright, intense cherry colour with a maroon rim.

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. On the background, this red wine from Ribeira Sacra insinuates some touches of smoke and balsam.

Palate

Amazingly fresh, this red wine by 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 suggestion. This Mencía from Ribeira Sacra has a very long and linear, with remembrances of wild berries and undergrowth.

Our personal opinion

A truly remarkable value, Lalama 2015 is an Atlantic-style red wine that stands comparison with much more expensive wines from other parts of the world. 

OTHER VINTAGES

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 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 13
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
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
  1. pleasant surprise review by Bill Hickox on 3/20/2019
    Value

    Surprisingly original and pleasurable. I will definitely buy it again.

  2. RS review by Alphonse J. on 8/18/2017
    Value

    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.

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