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