Bodega Lanzaga, LZ, Rioja, Spain
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain's great ambassadors for wines of place, wines which truly reflect the land, weather and people who made them. Telmo has made wine all round Spain but his home is Rioja: his family owns Bodegas Remelluri.
Bodega Lanzaga is a more recent project for Telmo, using grapes grown on vineyards around the village of Lanciego in the cooler, damper subregion of Rioja, Rioja Alavesa.
"LZ" is a blend of Tempranillo with a little Garnacha and Graciano, all fermented with natural yeasts and matured in concrete.
Young, vibrant and with aromas and flavours reminiscent of wild strawberries, it is a Rioja that truly reflects the land that it was grown in, the climate of the area, and the growers who tended the vines.
Perfect with a leg of lamb, slow cooked in olive oil, lemon juice and oregano, preferably in a cooling wood-fired bread oven.
Producer - Bodega Lanzaga
Country - Spain
Region - Rioja
Subregion - Rioja Alavesa
Variety / Blend - Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic