Telmo Rodriguez - Bodega Lanzaga

2018 La Estrada

BLEND | Mostly Tempranillo and Graciano with some different minority varieties like Garnacha, Granegro, Moristel and others.

VINEYARDS | La Estrada is a tiny .64 hectare vineyard in the most western part of Laciego facing north east, on top of a pure slope of chalk clay at 610 meters altitude. Traditional bush vines dating back to the 1940s. This was formerly the core of Altos Lanzaga.

WINEMAKING | Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation in open oak casks followed by 14 months aging in foudre.

“The single-vineyard 2018 La Estrada comes from a northeast-facing 0.64-hectare plot planted in the 1940s, one of the highest vineyards in the village of Lanciego, at 610 meters above sea level. It fermented in an open-top 3,000-liter oak vat with indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of foudres and barriques for 14 to 16 months. I was very surprised by the elegance of La Estrada, a vintage of great finesse, perfume and a beautiful, silky texture. It's medium-bodied and has great harmony and balance. This should develop nicely in bottle.” - Luis Gutierrez -

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