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2010 COMPAÑIA DE VINOS TELMO RODRIGUEZ Altos de Lanzaga

COMPAÑIA DE VINOS TELMO RODRIGUEZ Altos de Lanzaga 2010 Organic

114.00* CAD

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 829507
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • OpenRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • UnavailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • Spain
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominación de origen calificada (DOCa)
  • Region
  • Region
  • La Rioja
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Alavesa
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Rioja
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Tempranillo 60 %
    Graciano 30 %
    Grenache
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homage to La Granja, the famous glassworks, a centre of outstanding Spanish craftwork that has all but...

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  • Tasting notes

    The deep ruby/purple-hued Altos de Lanzaga exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of black raspberries, kirsch, plums, figs, white chocolate, and spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied, with loads of character as well as glycerin, and a heady finish, this modern-styled Rioja will drink well for 7-8 years.

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    Luis Gutierrez, December 2013

    The 2010 Altos de Lanzaga is sourced from four different vineyards that they feel show the character of Lanciego, their idea of a grand cru. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano from head-pruned, 70-year-old vines worked following biodynamic principles that ferment naturally – no external yeasts are added to any of their wines – in 3,000-kilo oak vats for 20 days and aged for 18 months in 1,500-liter oak foudres and 225-liter barriques. The wine ages very slowly, in a very cold cellar, so it might take a year to carry out malolactic (the temperature in the cave is 12-14º C all year around). It’s a deep, austere, mineral-driven wine with a complex nose with subtle aromas of soil, fresh red and black fruit notes and a whiff of spices in very good balance. In the palate it is very tight, fine, long with silky tannins, somehow closed. Fruit, fermentation and wood seem to play a secondary role in the wine that speaks mainly of the place. This might not be a wine for everybody, but I think it’s super! Drink 2016-2027. 

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