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24/02/2020

Ageing in Spanish oak

One of LAN’s distinguishing traits is its innovation in ageing. More 20 years ago, we were pioneers in the use of hybrid barrels – with American oak staves and French oak bases, – which we continue to use for LAN Crianza and LAN Reserva. This incessant search for unique characteristics […]
11/02/2020

LAN 7 METROS: the search for the right size

Scarcity and selection The barrels selected to age LAN 7 METRES are made from the few specimens of Spanish oak that grow to have least seven metres of trunk clear of branches and knots, each one selected for its exceptional growth. This 100% Tempranillo wine seeks to achieve a perfect […]
30/01/2020

The people behind LAN: the field team’s lunch on pruning days

We usually start pruning our vines in January, when the vine sap is at rest, concentrated in the trunk, and the shoots are withered or dried. The shoots and stems, on which, until recently, the leaves grew, are gradually removed, leaving only the buds (10 to 13 per vine, as […]
20/01/2020

News from LAN in Enofusión 2020

This year was the tenth edition of the first big event for professionals in the Spanish wine calendar, marking a decade of giving wine a leading role in the world of gastronomy. Taking place on the the 13, 14 and 15 January, the International Wine Congress, Enofusion, has established itself […]
02/01/2020

The setting for tailored ageing

Some of our secrets take place in a great hall without intermediate pillars, where fruit, oak and time mark their own rhythm.
23/12/2019

Christmas is a time for Gran Reserva

Most Spanish families continue to celebrate Christmas traditions, not just getting together on one day, but enjoying two weeks of parties, sharing meals and time with family and friends. Diaries fill up with events and special dates, all with the added sparkle of excitement.
05/12/2019

Bodegas LAN and #WineStudio, our venture into online training

This November we’ve played a leading role in the conversations of the online academy #WineStudio, led by Lyn Farmer (@fizzfan), wine expert and famed writer. Over four weeks, Lyn and his followers have been able to discuss opinions about how we work in the vineyards, our commitment to sustainability and […]
08/11/2019

Organic vine growing in Viña Lanciano

Viña Lanciano is a vineyard of great value both in terms of landscape and ecology, clearly defined by its location in a bend of the River Ebro, sheltered by the Cantabria Mountains. It is the soul of LAN and the umblical cord that links our wines to the land. We […]
18/10/2019

Remontage or “pumping-over”

As harvest draws to a close, the selected grapes arrive at the winery to begin one of the key stages in winemaking, when the grapes become must and the sugar that the fruit contains is converted into alcohol. It is known as alcoholic fermentation and it is when we can […]