Laventura Rioja Tinto

Laventura Rioja Tinto

£24.95

4 in stock

Floral and fruity on the nose with fennel and lemongrass and on the palate rich red fruit balanced by integrated tannins.

4 in stock

SKU: SPARED750600 Category:

Description

Bryan MacRobert is a young South African wine producer who, after falling in love with Campo Viejo’s winemaker Clara Canals, settled down in Rioja to produce his own wines in the area. Despite moving to Europe, he still manages his small project in his home country.  He launched his own Rioja wine in the 2013 vintage with grapes bought from different winegrowers.  His wines are called Laventura (literally “The Adventure”) and his motto is the Spanish proverb “Quien no se aventura no ha ventura” (“nothing ventured, nothing gained”). So far two wines have been released: a white Viura  (3,000 bottles) which has been fermented and aged for a year in 600-litre barrels and the Temperanillo 5,000 bottles).  He plans to launch a Burgundy-inspired range with entry-level and single-vineyard wines. Bryan is happily surprised with the amount of old vines that can still be found in Rioja and the cellaring potential of its wines.  Bryan is a member of Rioja’n’Roll, a grouping of several young producers in favour of wines that reflect the personality of their vineyards and terroirs.

Produced from 80% Temperanillo and 20% Garnacha from 60 year old bush vines, fermentation is in old oak.  Paler than usual for a Rioja, there is an elegant floral aroma with a hint of fig leading to a sumptuous palate of red fruit with a wonderful fresh acidity and minerality. Elegant and balanced to the finish.

 

A perfect accompaniment to Spring Lamb, Spicy Chicken Dishes, Tapas and Mature Hard and Soft Cheeses.

Additional information

Producer

Bodegas Laventura

Country

Spain

Region

La Rioja

Year/Vintage

2014

Colour

Red

Grape

Garnacha, Mazuela, Tempranillo

Bottle Size

75cl

ABV%

13%

Closure

Cork

Type

Still

Style

Dry

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Natural

No

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