LZ is a bright lively un-oaked Rioja made from organic grapes from several vineyards around the village of Lanciego. Telmo describes it as a tribute to the local village grape growers of the 1920s: “We respect the capacity of generations of vine growers who observed these places and recognised their value”. Grape Variety: Tempranillo (90%), Graciano and Garnacha Region: Rioja Appelation: Rioja Winery: Bodega Lanzaga Vintage: 2019 Ageing: 6-7 months in concrete tanks Farming: Certified organic Alcohol % ABV: 13.5 Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Grapes come from younger vines across a selection of vineyards (Campoluengo, Las Rozas, Castillejo, El Romeral, Agozaderas and El Plano) around the village of Lanciego de Álava in Rioja Alavesa north of the river Ebro. The vineyards sit across two main soil types: shallow, stony, limy, silty soils on flat sandstone plateaus; and gentle slopes with moderately deep, less stony, limy soils of a very fine texture over a base of marl. Altitudes range between 500 and 700 meters
Certified organic from their own vineyards around Lanciego de Álava.
Grapes are hand-picked into small boxes. The majority of the grapes are destemmed. Fermentation is with native yeasts in small concrete tanks. The wine is then aged for 6-7 months in concrete tanks. The wine is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.
Red fruit aromas with a touch of spice. Fresh on the palate, with ripe cherry and cranberry notes with a well-balanced acidity, light tannins and mineral notes.