Telmo Rodriguez - Bodegas Lanzaga

2015 El Velado

BLEND | Mostly Garnacha and Tempranillo with some other old varieties, including white.

VINEYARDS | This eighty year old vineyard is on the most eastern part of Lanciego, facing mostly west and south with good exposure. It is just under a hectare in size (.93ha) with traditional bush vines on chalky clay at 610 meters altitude.

WINEMAKING | Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation in open oak casks followed by 15 months aging in 500L French oak.

PRESS | 94 WA - 2014 vintage

“A high proportion of Garnacho from Viñaspre as well as other varieties in a field blend where Tempranillo dominates. It fermented in an open-top, 2,000-kilogram oak vat with indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter casks for 15 months. There is a little more rusticity here with earthier aromas, a little more marked by the élevage. This was a vineyard marked by the Garnacha, and they also used to include it in the Altos de Lanzaga blend in previous vintages. With time, the oak becomes a little more obvious.” - Luis Gutierrez

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