Four Things to Get Excited for from Rioja’s Benchmark Producer
January 21, 2020 (New York, NY) – Welcome to a new year and a new decade. Here is what’s next on the horizon for Bodegas LAN. After the success of 2019—with numerous wines included on several “Best of” lists for the year and the release of LAN Xtreme Organic into the US market—the winery continues to expand reach and influence stateside. Here are four things to get excited for in 2020:
- New vintages: Several new vintages will head into market this year, including LAN Gran Reserva 2011 in January and LAN Reserva 2014 in February.
- LAN Experiences: The winery opened a new tasting room in late 2019, and in conjunction with the space, they are also offering two new wine tourism experiences. LAN in Three Letters includes a tour of the winery and a tasting of three wines with an appetizer. LAN in a Barrel includes a tour of the winery and a tasting of wines that have been aged for different amounts of time in different types of oak, allowing visitors to get to know one of the winery’s best-kept secrets.
- Concentrico 2020: The Viña Lanciano estate is one of the key sites for Concéntrico—Logroño’s International Architecture and Design Festival—and the only installation that is created outside the city’s historic center. The 2020 edition of the event will take place April 29-May 30. Amaya Cebrián, Director of Marketing and Communication at LAN, will be part of the jury that will chose the Viña Lanciano art installation. The official announcement will take place on January 23.
- In market visits: After winemaker María Barúa’s successful first tour to the U.S. in 2019, she will return in spring this year to visit additional cities and meet with select media for interviews and one-on-one tastings.
If you are interested in wines for review, or if you want to connect with members of the Bodegas LAN team, contact Stefanie Schwalb ([email protected]). Learn more about Bodegas LAN at www.bodegaslan.com.
About Bodegas LAN – Rioja in Three Letters
With a connection to the land that is inherent to the origin of their winery, Bodegas LAN is named after the first letters of the three provinces in the DOCa Rioja: Logroño, Álava and Navarra. Founded in 1972, LAN’s innovative character is forged in each of the wines they make, based on conscientious vineyard management and precision winemaking. Bodegas LAN seamlessly blends the best of Rioja tradition and modern winemaking with their pioneer approach to aging in the highest quality oak barrels, crafted by the world’s best coopers – including French, American, Russian and hybrids. With the remains of the Mantible bridge as a witness throughout the centuries, the wholly owned Viña Lanciano has been – and continues to be – the essence and origin of Bodegas LAN. From the very beginning in the 1970s, it has been the winery’s bedrock and a symbol of its identity. Viña Lanciano is both a wine and a vineyard, made from vines planted in one of the region’s most exquisite settings nestled on 175 acres. It is a representation of LAN’s pioneering commitment and dedication to the land.