Rioja in three letters


Is snow good for vines?

Snowfall in vineyards, particularly over the winter months, has a positive effect on the health and the growth of the vines in various ways. During winter, the vines are dormant – that is to say, the sap is concentrated in the trunk – and the intense cold helps the plant […]

Sulphites: myth and legend

The term sulphite is a concept that is often mentioned by wine enthusiasts when referring to sulphur dioxide (SO2). It is a preservative that is used frequently in the production of wine and other foodstuffs, due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.  We can find it on food labels under […]

Malolactic fermentation in barrel

One of the natural processes that shape the personality of the wines that come from our Viña Lanciano estate is malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Report on the 2017 harvest in Viña Lanciano

The period of hectic activity in the vineyard and winery now seems very far away.  Those times when we looked up at the sky praying for good weather, the supervision of tasks and equipment, and the picking of grapes for sampling.  The harvest is a time of upheaval when a […]

LAN in Madrid’s grand art festival

The ‘APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND’ event recently took place, briefly converting Madrid into the world capital of contemporary art. Organised by @Arte_Madrid, this major art get-together included more than 45 galleries and art centres with special programmes and schedules, as well as the involvement of Madrid’s biggest museums (Reina Sofía, […]

Summer pruning in Viña Lanciano

Summer pruning – or “el desniete” as it is called in Spanish – is a practice that is carried out in the vineyard to remove unnecessary vine shoots that could impair the correct ripening of the bunches. The objective is to better aerate the plant and try to ensure that […]

Concentrico festival: art and design in Viña Lanciano

The city of Logroño hosted recently the third edition of CONCENTRICO, the Arts and Architecture festival that invites us to rediscover corners of our town with some historical and cultural interest. A different way of touring places that usually go unnoticed; transformed into unique locations.

LAN and Santiago Ruiz inaugurate the “Experiencia Verema” in Vigo

The “Experiencia Verema Vigo” brought together last week thousands of industry  professionals, wine lovers and connoisseurs, as well as users of the website.

2016 harvest report at Viña Lanciano

The harvest in our Viña Lanciano vineyard commenced on September 19th. We were once again the first to pick red grapes in the Rioja Alta area given the exceptional characteristics of our vineyard: very low yields and poor soils with sand, gravel and stones that retain the heat around the […]