Angel de Larrainzar 2018
Vineyard: 100% Estate owned by Pago de Larrainzar, 17 Ha.
Harvest: Merlot 5/10/20218, Garnacha 10/10/2018, Tempranillo 12/10/2018, Cabernet Sauvignon 26/10/2018.
Blend: Tempranillo 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%, Garnacha 5%.
Time in oak: 3 months in French oak barrels.
Bottling date: December 2019.
Angel de Larrainzar is more than a wine. It is the soul of our family and our tribute to Angel Larrainzar, our great-grandfather, who played an important role in this family business, when he took over the winery founded in 1891 by his father.
It comes from a vineyard sited in the beautiful property where the Larrainzar family has lived for more than 160 years, surrounded by a century-old stone wall.
The vineyard is located at a considerable altitude and northern latitude, around 575 m above the sea level. These circumstances contribute to the uniqueness of the grapes, with special and objective impact on the tannin content, acidity and aromas of the wines, produced after a quite late harvest.
It carries on the tradition of quality and elegance of our wines. You will recognize our vineyard while tasting this wine, as it emphasizes the freshness and boldness of the fruit, aged for a short time in oak. This wine lives up to our tradition and adds modern notes in perfect harmony.
It shows an attractive deep and bright cherry red color with purple trim, which reveals its youth. It has a good intensity on the nose, with attractive and clean aromas of blackberries and black plum, giving way to pleasant notes of clean oak, scrubland and a background of toasted bread.
It enters the mouth with intensity, with an outstanding presence of its fruity character, not without complexity. On the palate, it is fresh and vibrant. It leaves a long and pleasant aftertaste, inviting you to drink a second glass.
IWSC Tasting Notes 2020. “A deliciously ripe nose offering sweet plums, tobacco leaf and toffee. Possesses a plush palate dripping with caramel and coffee notes. Has tremendous length and is excellent for ageing” Tasted by: Mick O’Connell MW, Victoria Burt MW, Andreas Rosendal, Matthieu Longuere MS