Telmo Rodriguez - Bodegas Lanzaga
2015 Las Beatas
Field blend of eight or nine local varieties
Las Beatas is a 1.9 hectare vineyard at the northwestern most area of Rioja Alavesa. Ten levels of terraces facing east, south and northwest between 500 and 600 meters altitude.
Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation in open oak casks followed by 14 months aging in a single 1200 liter foudre.
PRESS | 100 WA
“It’s still very young and felt closed at first and took time to take off, but once it did there was no stopping it. It’s a wine that takes time to reveal itself in the glass, and I believe the evolution in bottle will also be very slow. This is a powerful vintage with pungent flavors, amazing intensity and great length. It combines power with elegance. There is great detail with floral aromas, nuanced and finessed, a wine that opens up and doesn’t stop changing in the glass. It has the elegance and freshness of the 2013, but it feels one step up in depth and complexity. The level of detail, precision and elegance here is really outstanding. This is truly a world-class wine.” - Luis Gutierrez
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