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Characteristics of Lan D-12
Lan D-12 is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by Bodegas Lan, established in 1972 by a group of entrepreneurs which is today one of the most active wineries in D.O La Rioja.
LAN represents the initials of the provinces that are associated with the D.O La Rioja: Logroño, Álava and Navarra.
Lan D-12 is a monovarietal from the grape Tempranillo, born out of 4 parcels of land located in Haro, in La Rioja Alta. The vineyards are on average 25 years of age, growing at 380-500m above sea level.
After the harvest, the grapes for Lan D-12 are fermented alcoholically in stainless steel vats at a temperature inferior to 25ºC. This claims to preserve the aromatic flavours and to extract the maximum colour from the grapes.
A process called micro-oxygenation is performed and a removal of the lees. Subsequently the must for Lan D-12 receives a malolactic fermentation.
Finally, Lan D-12 is aged for a minimum of 10 months in new American (65%) and French (35%) oak barrels before being refined in the bottle for 12 additional months.
SightIntense cherry colour with purple tones.NoseNotes of red fruit (strawberry, blackberry) with liquorice, café and chocolate undertones.TasteWide and fleshly. Pleasant mid-palate with a long and attractive finish.
SightIntense cherry colour with iridescent violet tones.NoseFresh red fruit and blackberry aromas appear afterwards notes of liquorice, coffee and chocolate.TasteOn the palate it is broad and fleshy. Pleasant passage with a long finish.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
When you visit Bodegas Lan for the first time and enter the 6,400 m2 ageing warehouse, which is completely diaphanous, it may seem to you that they have literally followed what one of the Marx Brothers shouts out in the film "GO West": "Timber! Timber!". However, the truth is quite the opposite. Behind one of the largest ageing warehouses in our country, which can hold more than 50,000 barrels, we can find a plethora of methods and techniques to achieve the modern Riojas of the 21st century. A grand project that began in 1972 and that catapulted Bodegas Lan as one of the most modern and innovative wineries in Europe and, most likely, in the world.