D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
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.