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Telmo Rodriguez - Bodega Lanzaga

2018 Corriente

BLEND | Tempranillo, Graciano & Garnacha

VINEYARDS | “Rioja Corriente” is an expression from the turn of the century, referring to a pure, unclassified wine meant for everyday drinking. Bush vines in the cool Lanciego zone within Rioja Alavesa on flat shallow soils that are stony, calcareous, and low in nutrients.

WINEMAKING | Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation and malolactic in concrete tank and stainless steel followed by 12 months aging in a mixed regime of barrel and foudre.

PRESS | 94 JS

“A dense, very polished red with beautiful tannins and complex flavors of dark berries, plums and walnuts with some fresh herbs and spices that come through subtly at the finish. Full and creamy."

PRESS | 91 WA

“I love the 2018 Corriente, the entry-level in Rioja (even if they made me taste it after Las Beatas!). It was produced with grapes from different altitudes and soils around Lanciego and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. It matured in barriques and foudres for close to a year. It has a very expressive nose with great purity and definition, marking the character of what the 2018s from the single vineyards are going to be like.” - Luis Gutierrez

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