Territorio Luthier - Lara O Crianza 2016
Territorio Luthier - Lara O Crianza 2016 (88 TSW)
Today we continue the Ribera del Duero road with a crianza from Territorio Luthier.
The winery’s name is inspired by the essence of the luthier, the artisan who maintains an ancient profession working wood and rope creating instruments capable of making souls happy for centuries. They belief that wine made with patience and tradition can share that evocative mission of music.
Only with the best grapes, the work of the winemaker, and noble aging in oak that effect is achieved. It is then when a glass of wine manages to tell us about a place, its history, its present and its future. And, furthermore, to revive their spirit.
This project started in 2009, with two partners, Fernando and Cristina. Both wine lovers, they wanted to make a high quality red wine with tempranillo, which expresses the essence of Ribera del Duero. This is how Hispania, aged in Spanish oak, and Lara O emerged.
After the success of these first wines, made in a rented winery, finally in August 2018 Bodegas Territorio Luthier was inaugurated. Located in a wonderful setting just 5 minutes from Aranda de Duero. Here, among pines, junipers and roe deer, they have opted to make leisurely wines. Crianzas, Reserves and Gran Reserves that over the years will maintain their sensibility and liveliness, just as the music of the luthier instrument does.
About this 100% Tempranillo:
Malolactic fermentation in deposit at 18ºC, one month. Aged for 14 months in 225 L oak barrels, French, American, Hungarian and Spanish. Bottled in September 2018.
This wine needed alot of time to open up. At least 4 hours in the decanter.
In the glass a scarlet red c olor with purple reflections.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of blueberries, blackberries and cassis wth hints of cinnamon, licorice, toasted cedar, balsamico and cacao.
On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and green medium tannins. Fresh and round in the mouth with black fruit, balsamico, coconut, chocolate, vanilla and a medium length finish. Good value Crianza.
Suitable pairings: meat, game, fatty fish and stews, very versatile.