Well it’s very remiss of us as we have not listed this wine online, whilst we’ve sold it through the shop for many years!
Viña Lanciano lies on a meander of the Ebro river where Rioja Alta meets Rioja Alavesa, which I’ve had the privilege of walking through. The 72 hectares of south-facing vineyard are sustainably farmed and the vines are mostly goblet trained with an average age of 35 years.
This wine is bright crimson in colour with purple hues. Elegant aromas of ripe red and black fruits, liquorice and sweet spice are combined with the signature minerality of wines from the Viña Lanciano estate, a smokiness from the oak and earthy, leathery aromas from the bottle age. The palate is silky and elegant, showcasing ripe fruits and finely integrated tannins. This is a remarkable Rioja with wonderful elegance and finesse. 13.5% vol.