12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $22.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha
90 Points, Wine Advocate
The 2019 LZ had already been bottled in May 2020. It was not an easy vintage in Rioja, where they saw drought, bad fruit setting and minor damage from frost and hail, all of which caused a reduction in yields. But the end of the season was dry, the grapes were healthy, and based on what I could see in this young red, the wines are moderately ripe and quite good. This comes from their own organically grown and head-pruned vineyards at 500 to 700 meters in altitude on limestone-rich slopes. It fermented in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts and was kept in concrete for six to seven months. It's pure fruit, like biting into a bunch of ripe grapes, juicy and refreshing. 71,198 bottles produced.