Lanave Tinto is a wood-aged red wine made with the Garnacha Tinta, Tempranillo and Mazuela varieties by Laventura Wines in the D.O.Ca. Rioja, in La Rioja.
Laventura Wines is run by Bryan MacRobert, a young South African winemaker who, after working in Terroir del Límit in Priorat, moved to La Rioja having fallen in love with the diversity of the local wine. With only 1.5 hectares of his own vineyards plus the grapes he bought from trusted vine growers in the area, he began making limited production free wines that faithfully expressed the different terroirs.
Lanave Tinto comes from small plots where the vines are planted in alluvial soil with pebbles. These are old vines that are cultivated through respectful agriculture using organic practices and limiting production. When the grapes reach optimum ripeness, they are manually harvested.
In the winery, the Lanave Tinto grapes are selected, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with native yeasts and, after pressing, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Finally, the wine is bottled without stabilising or filtering, so some crystallisation may appear.
Lanave Tinto is a traditional Burgundy-style coupage where they work to preserve the fruit and express the terroir and the vintage. A single-plot wine with its own identity.