Lan D-12 2014

D.O.C. Denomination of Origin Rioja Red wine 13,5% 2014
12.40 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

lan d-12 tinto crianza 2013 Bodegas Lan Denominacion Origen Calificada Rioja on sale in our online store
95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo.
Selection of grapes from vineyards of our usual suppliers of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa with ages between 10 and 20 years. Clay-calcareous soils, located on hillsides with good drainage and good exposure to the sun.
Manual harvesting. Traditional vinification, crushed destemming.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maceration for 15 days, with continuous pumping over to obtain an optimum extraction of colour.
98% Tempranillo and 2% Mazuelo, from a selection of 18-20 year old vines located in a 4 hectare Pago in Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa) and 30 year old vines from two plots in Haro (Rioja Alta).

Historically, in Bodegas LAN, deposit number 12 housed wines that stood out for their organoleptic qualities. Hence its name, D-12.

Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of less than 25º C, in order to maintain its full aromatic potential and achieve optimum colour extraction.
Malolactic fermentation is carried out on lees in steel tanks, with periodic pumping over and micro-oxygenation to stabilise the colour and achieve greater smoothness in the mouth.

Aging for 12 months in new American oak barrels from the Appalachian (65%) and French oak from the forests of Chateauroux and Loches (35%). Selected extra-fine grain wood and dried naturally for 36 months to achieve a fine and elegant wood, which is ideally integrated with the wine.

In mixed oak barrels (American and French) for 14 months, followed by 9 months of refining in the bottle.