Lanzaga is the backbone of our project, the identity, the purest expression of our work in Lanciego. Lanzaga is made exclusively from a selection of the best grapes from our own organic vineyards, bringing together all the elements of our way of working; respect for the site, bush pruning, field blending, organic viticulture, concrete fermentation, storage in foudres and casks of different sizes and origins, always with a limited production of human size. The result is a rich and complex expression of the village of Lanciego; a Rioja wine with a true sense of place; a serious and sophisticated wine that ages wonderfully.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The Rioja red 2018 Lanzaga comes from a very wet year with more than 600 liters of rain, but it had a dry October, which helped to fight mildew. They harvested between the 8th of October and 1st of November. It’s a blend from their 15 to 20 hectares of organically farmed vines, all head-pruned on slopes rich in clay and limestone, mixing red and white soils, some places with more sandstone, others with more marl, looking for complexity. It fermented in 6,000-liter concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in 1,500- and 2,500-liter oak foudres and 225-liter barrels for 14 months. It’s floral and expressive, subtle and cold. This could very well be the best value in the portfolio. The wine has gobsmacking subtleness and elegance combined with power, definition and precision. Superb! Drink date: 2022-2030.” 95 Points
Shiny ruby colour.
Spiced cranberries and floral notes.
Fragrant and fresh with earthy violets, pink flowers, ripe plums, wild herbs, subtle spicy and chocolate tones silky smooth on the palate.
DISHES THAT GO WELL WITH THIS WINE
Chorizo, Iberico ham, aged hard cheeses. Roast lamb, beef as in meatloaf or barbecue style, other grilled dishes such as chicken, vegetables and even fish. Spicy dishes and hot stews.
Served at 16°C. Recommended to decant before serving.
Garnacha Tinta, Graciano, Tempranillo.
La Rioja is one of Spain’s most famous wine regions and divided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa. The wines are mostly red, made from berry-scented grapes such as Garnacha and Tempranillo, and the vineyards run along the banks of the Ebro River, which stretches for around 100 kilometers.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Telmo Rodriguez Wine Company wines from the collaboration of two oenologists, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodriguez, with long experience in Burgundy and La Rioja. This company makes wines in several Spanish Appellations of Origin (Málaga, Alicante, Rioja, Rueda, Ribera del Duero, Toro, etc.). In all areas where it produces wines, the winery always tries to use the indigenous varieties from each region.