LAN A Mano
30/11/2018
LAN D-12
28/11/2018
CULMEN

The greatest exponent

Culmen

The jewel in our crown comes from an exclusive selection of old vines that produce very low yields of superb quality grapes. An exclusive pleasure that is only released in exceptional vintages. LAN's greatest achievement: the wine that represents the culmination of our work.

GRAPE VARIETIES:
88% Tempranillo and 12% Graciano from a selection of 40 to 60 year old vines located in the El Rincón parcel.

VINEYARDS:
El Rincón parcel - a 5.34-hectare parcel – is located in the southern part of our Viña Lanciano estate (El Cortijo – Rioja Alta) next to the El Rincón mountain. 491 metres altitude with gently sloping terrain. North south facing with a slight incline towards the northwest - southwest. Traditional Riojan bush vines with three arms, each with five spurs of two buds in length. Yield of 3,500 kg/ha.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were hand-harvested in small crates and then selected by bunch and berry on sorting tables so that only grapes in perfect conditions of health and ripeness are allowed to continue to the next phase of vinification.
Alcoholic fermentation in small truncated cone shaped tanks to maximise colour extraction. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels made from very fine-grained oak from the forests of Tronçaise and Jupille.

AGEING:
26 months in new French oak barrels made from very fine-grained oak from the forests of Tronçaise and Jupille. Afterwards, it remained in the bottle for 20 months to refine the aromas and round the palate.

TASTING NOTES:
Ripe cherry red, very intense and bright. A very complex and elegant nose, where aromas of red fruit in liqueur and blackberries stand out alongside patisserie and resinous notes, along with floral aromas including violets. Spiced hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, with some smoked notes. The mineral notes that characterise the soil of the Viña Lanciano Estate are also present. A multitude of textures and flavours burst in the mouth. Very well structured, silky and full-bodied. It leaves a very long and enjoyable finish.

Download:
Culmen 2011 tasting notes
Culmen 2010 tasting notes