Marques de la Concordia Lagunilla Crianza 2018
Intense ruby red in appearance. On the nose, notes of vanilla and fresh tobacco leaf. Round in the mouth, fleshy, balanced, aromatic and with a persistent aftertaste.
This wine is ideal with grilled meats, pasta, tomato sauces and vegetables.
Marqués de la Concordia wines belong to a global lifestyle project called The Haciendas Company where the most exclusive gourmet products are made from the traditional Spanish estates which have the best accommodations and gastronomical experiences.
Concordia is a Spanish synonym of trust, which grants the conviction of believing in a dream and manage to turn it into reality, to dream about the best wines and to create them. Believe. Create.
Producing wine since 1870, their grapes come from the oldest (1929) and highest quality vineyards in Rioja Alta, with their wines aged in French oak.
Rioja Alta extends through the territories between Haro and Logroño, south of the river, Ebro. It is a humid and mountainous zone due to its higher elevation above sea level, with a totally Atlantic climate. Most of its soils are of alluvial earth, and limestone-clay-ferrous.
This altitude slows down the maturity of the grape, a grape that has more acidity, more freshness, less alcoholic strength, a low average color intensity, and a great potential for aging.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.