Telmo Rodriguez - Bodega Lanzaga

2016 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.

PRESS | 97 JS & 96 WA
“The 2016 La Estrada is from a northeast-facing 0.64-hectare plot, one of the highest vineyards in the village of Lanciego, at 610 meters in altitude. This vineyard was planted in the 1940s on a shallow plateau with mostly Tempranillo with a little Graciano, and the altitude provides freshness and balance. The 2016 feels very harmonious and elegant, clearly above the 2015 I tasted next to it. There is more precision and finesse here, the finest bottling of this vineyard to date.” - Luis Gutierrez -

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