Lezcano-LacalleWebsite : www.bodegaslezcano.es
Cigales D.O. is located close to Valladolid, on the Pisuerga river, a tributary of the Duero. Lezcano-Lacalle owns 16 hectares of vineyards, which are the highest in the D.O., at 800m above sea level. Felix Lezcano-Lacalle established the Bodegas in 1991 and has pioneered fine winemaking in the area, with the first production of Reservas.
Vineyards are planted with Tempranillo (locally known as Tinto Fino), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The Reserva is a blend of Tinto Fino and Merlot, which is aged in Missouri oak barrels for 12 months after the first racking. A wine to drink now or over the next five years. Dú Reserva is a blend of Tinto Fino and Cabernet, which undergoes slow malolactic fermentation in new barrels before barrel-ageing, as with the Reserva, for 12 months.
Other wines by this producer
Richer and heavier than most Rioja this is a deep, dark wine with flavours of blackberry, cassis and allspice on the palate.
A beautifully intense, deep, rose-petal colour. The nose has elegant hints of violet and red fruits which leading to a full and fresh palate with alluring aromatics, red berries and rose petals and a long, dry finish. A rosé to remember.
The wine is a deep cherry colour with prominent legs. The nose bursts full of black fruit, currants and blackberries with a spicy toasty edge. The palate is round and long with firm, silky tannins.