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Telmo Rodriguez Bodega Lanzaga LZ 2019

$16
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  • Winery
  • Certified organic bush vines in the cool Lanciego zone within Rioja Alavesa from the Campoluengo, Las Rozas, Castillejo, El Romeral, Agozaderas and El Plano vineyards on clay – calcareous slopes.
    Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation and malolactic in concrete tank followed by 6 months aging (also in concrete).
    • Vintage: 2019
    • Appellation: D.O.Ca. Rioja
    • Grapes: Tempranillo, Graciano, Grenache
    • Aging period: 14 months in oak barrel and foudre
    • Oak: 
  • James Suckling, 94 pts

     Very pretty and aromatic with plum and orange peel with floral undertones. Medium to full body, with very fine tannins and a beautiful, fine-grained finish. Drinkable now, but a year or two will real show it off. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2022.

    Robert Parker, 90 pts

     This comes from their own organically grown and head-pruned vineyards at 500 to 700 meters in altitude on limestone-rich slopes. It fermented in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts and was kept in concrete for six to seven months. It’s pure fruit, like biting into a bunch of ripe grapes, juicy and refreshing.

  • Vinos Telmo Rodriguez was founded in 1994. Telmo - a self-professed “driving winemaker”- came to Rioja searching for the soul of the region, returning to the villages where a few special plots express themselves. Lanciego is a village in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, reflecting the contrasting contributions of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic influences. Native grape varieties, grown on the best soils and subject to the best viticulture are the philosophical tenets, allowing the wines to express their innate qualities thanks to simple, but scientifically-grounded winemaking