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2014 Lagunilla Optimus

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2014 Lagunilla Optimus
2014 Lagunilla Optimus
2014 Lagunilla Optimus
2014 Lagunilla Optimus

Tasting Notes 

Lagunilla is one of the oldest and finest names in Rioja, known for its consistent quality and range of wines. Lagunilla Optimus is made with experimental varietals, authorised by the Rioja DO institute. In addition to the anchoring Tempranillo, here you have the spicy Syrah, soft supple Merlot and structured Cabernet Sauvignon which makes for a well-rounded Rioja.

Nose

Intense nose of black cherries, cassis, vanilla, leather, tobacco, and damp earth.

Palate

It's structured, elegant, intense and pleasant wine. A red Rioja with lots of potential, heightened by its aromatic intensity.

History

Back in the day, Felipe Lagunilla was the man who worked hardest to rescue Rioja’s vineyards from the Phylloxera crisis. Made Comendador by the King, he is renowned for leading the Spanish charge to replant vines grafted with American rootstock which were already resistant to Phylloxera. 

Founded in 1885, and one of the most traditional bodegas in Rioja Alta, it is the home to some of the best Reservas and Crianza this wine region has ever produced. 

Production Method

The grapes have been carefully selected and picked by hand, aged to optimal maturation. Then it is transferred to new French Allier and American barriques, where it is aged for 18 months.

Awards

  • Gold Munus Vini 2018
  • Gold Berline Wein Trophy 2018

Did you know?

Rioja can appear in four styles.

    1. Joven: Wines in their first or second year which keep their fresh fruitiness. 
    2. Crianza which are at least in their third year, having spent a minimum of one year in casks. 
    3. Reserva: Selected wines of the best vintages that have been aged for a minimum of three years, with at least one in casks.
    4. Finally, Gran Reserva which have spent at least two years in oak casks and three in the bottle.

Specifications

Year 2014
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar
85% Tempranillo, 5% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Spain
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential 10-12 years
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan & vegetarian approved
Food Matches Ideal to enjoy with beef, lamb, veal and poultry. Serve at about 17°C.
Appellation D.O.Ca Rioja