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Laztana Gran Reserva Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Olarra, Spain 2011

Rioja, Spain

LAZTANAGR11

Tasting Notes

The character of this wine is greatly defined by the ripeness of the grapes and extended barrel ageing in American and French oak for a minimum of 27 months. Rich ripe fruit aromas are in balance with sweet spice and toast. It combines velvety-smooth mouthfeel, complexity and elegance with great potential to develop further towards more mature flavours of leather, coffee and dry plums.

Food Matches

Game meats, Spicy curries & Mature hard cheese

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2011

Style Full & Rich Reds

Country Spain

Region Rioja

Grower Name Bodegas Olarra

Grape Variety Tempranillo

ABV 14.00%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Vegan

SKU LAZTANAGR11

Grower

Bodegas Olarra

Bodegas Olarra is based in Logrono, in the heart of the Rioja DOCa and the highly-regarded sub-region of Rioja Alta. It is one of the foremost producers of Rioja wines.Founded in 1973, the bodega was specially designed by renowned architect Juan Antonio Ridruejo for the production and cellaring of wine - the barrel room roof alone features 111 hexagonal domes, arranged in a… Read More

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Region

Rioja

Rioja

Rioja is the best known wine-producing region in Spain, situated towards the north of the country and producing mostly red and a small amount of white wines. The name 'Rioja' comes from the local river, the 'Rio Oja ', a tributary of the River Ebro. The region can be divided into three distinct sub-regions - namely Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja.… Read More

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Grape

Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is Spain's signature red variety and is responsible for more of the country's highest quality red wine production than any other. It has thick skins and as such is capable of making deep coloured, long-lived wines. It has a propensity to ripen early, hence its name derived from the Spanish 'temprano', which means early. Its relatively short… Read More

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