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2017 Rioja Reserva, Bodegas LAN

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Bodegas LAN: Bodegas LAN (Bodegas Bilbaínas) is a historic winery located in Haro, Rioja Alta, one of the prominent wine-producing regions in Rioja, Spain. The winery has a legacy dating back to 1894 and is known for its commitment to producing high-quality Rioja wines. Rioja Reserva: Rioja Reserva is a designation for wines from the Rioja region that have undergone specific aging requirements, making them a step above Crianza wines. Reserva wines must be aged for a minimum of three years, with at least one year spent in oak barrels. Rioja Region: Rioja is one of Spain's most famous and prestigious wine regions, located in the north of the country. The region is divided into three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Oriental (previously known as Rioja Baja). Tempranillo Grape: Tempranillo is the primary grape variety used in Rioja wines, known for its red fruit flavors, moderate acidity, and ability to age well. Other authorized grape varieties in Rioja include Garnacha, Mazuelo (Carignan), and Graciano. 2017 Vintage: The 2017 vintage in Rioja experienced favorable weather conditions, producing wines with good ripeness and structure. Vintage variations can impact the characteristics of the wine. Reserva Aging: The Rioja Reserva from Bodegas LAN has been aged in oak barrels for a significant period, contributing to the wine's complexity, tannin structure, and oak-derived flavors. Traditional Winemaking: Bodegas LAN adheres to traditional winemaking methods, combining modern techniques with respect for Rioja's winemaking heritage. The winery often uses a combination of American and French oak barrels. Terroir: Rioja's diverse terroir, with its mix of soils and microclimates, allows for the production of wines with a wide range of styles and expressions. Food-Friendly Wine: Rioja Reserva wines, including those from Bodegas LAN, are known for their food-friendly nature. They pair well with a variety of Spanish and international dishes, including grilled meats, chorizo, and aged cheeses. Recognition and Awards: Bodegas LAN has received recognition and awards for its Rioja wines, showcasing the winery's dedication to quality and craftsmanship.
2017 Rioja Reserva, Bodegas LAN
2017 Rioja Reserva, Bodegas LAN
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