Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN lies in the heart of Rioja Alta and boasts one of the most spectacular single-vineyard sites in the region: Viña Lanciano. The name LAN comes from the initials of the three provinces of the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño, Álava and Navarra.
Upon arrival at the winery, the Tempranillo grapes were sorted twice – first by bunch and then by individual berry to ensure that only those in pristine condition made it into the final wine. Fermentation with native yeasts took place in cone-shaped tanks and lasted for two to three weeks with regular pump overs to extract the perfect levels of colour and flavour.
After fermentation, the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation and 14 months ageing.
This wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, there are pronounced aromas of cranberries, red cherries and ripe strawberries coupled with hints of liquorice and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with silky tannins and intense flavours of ripe red fruits and spice which are carried by a vibrant acidity onto the lingering finish.