Pronounced notes of blue and black fruits,
spice box, and hints of smoke. The juicy tannins of this medium-bodied wine are balanced by a streak of minerality
that brings it all back into focus.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2008 Lanzaga was sourced from a biodynamically farmed Rioja Alavesa vineyard and is also a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano aged in oak of various sizes for 14 months. It is a more brooding offering with enough structure to merit an additional 2-3 years of bottle age. (Jun 2011)
Telmo Rodriguez is considered one of Spain's most talented and prolific winemakers. He champions the revival of
forgotten varietals and underappreciated sub-appellations with superior terroir. All of his wines are organic and the
emphasis is on authenticity and quality. Telmo is also a remarkably democratic winemaker who is equally proud of
his rare and limited bottling as he is of his portfolio of everyday wines.
|(90%Tempranillo/7% Garnacha/3% Graciano) Sourced from a biodynamically farmed vineyard located in Rioja
Alavesa. The flat, stony and shallow soils offer low fertility and low water retention capacity, forcing the bush-trained
vines to struggle, which naturally ensures low yields. The fruit was handpicked and fermented in cement tanks after
which it matured for 14 months in French oak foudres and new barrels.