Bodegas Lacus, a 15-ha vineyard, was founded by Luis Arnedo, an adventurous young man with a deep respect for the land and the centuries-old traditions of Rioja. He created his first bottling of Inédito 3/3 in ’05. Olivier Riviere, a French man from Cognac who studied winemaking, and worked in numerous vineyards throughout his native France before moving to Spain is now consulting Luis Arnedo. Before ’05, Luis had sold his grapes to a negociant, but together they have created an easy-drinking & elegant unoaked Rioja with minimal intervention in the vineyards and winery.
Age of Vines: 5 to 40 years
Yields: 35 hl/ha
Pruning Method: Cordon & Gobelet
Soil: Clay and limestone
Varietals: 70% Grenacha, 15% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano
Vinification Method: The grapes are hand harvested and hand selected in mid to late September. The fruit undergoes a cool maceration for ten days, and fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in stainless steel and is bottled nine months later without direct filtration.
Tasting Note: Light purple in the glass with buoyant plum and baking chocolate notes. This is an easy drinking Rioja with plenty of forward fruit, moderate acidity and easy tannins.
Pairing: Enjoy with chicken dishes, aged meats, roast pork, hearty pasta and lighter cheeses.