Telmo Rodriguez - Bodegas Lanzaga

2015 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.

- 2014 vintage “Produced from mostly Tempranillo and Graciano grapes from a 0.64-hectare plot planted in the 1930s called La Estrada Alta. The vines are at the top of a northeast-facing slope at 610 meters in altitude on pure limestone clay that has always produced pure, deep and balanced wines and was always part of the Altos de Lanzaga cuvée. It fermented in an open 3,000-kilogram oak vat with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak foudres for 14 to 16 months. This is a very fresh plot with more Tempranillo than Garnacha, and it produces a very elegant and fine wine.” - Luis Gutierrez

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