Lasendal

Tasting note:

Medium ruby with violet shades; very nice Glycerin mouthfeeling and texture; wild red and black berry flavors, cherry, spices and herbs; well integrated elegant smooth vanilla oaky toasty notes;  ripe mouthful and complex on the palate: loads of sweet vibrant fruit; medium to full-bodied with soft and velvet tannins and nicely refreshing finish

Food pairing: 

Lamb, chicken, porc, sausage, pizza, pasta; rice, vegetable (mussaka, ratatouille), cheese

Grape varieties: 

85% Garnacha
- 50% Garnacha del Pais (catalan, indigenous clone)
- 30% Garnacha Peluda („hairy“ leaves; imported from Southern France after Phylloxera
15% Syrah

temperature controlled fermentation (27-29ºC)
both varieties were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks
maceration: 8-14 days, malo-lactic fermentation in tank
naturally cold stabilized in barrel, light filtration;no fining

9 month aged in new up to five years old French and American oak barrels, 228l
light and medium toasted;no  racking
after blending aged for 3 months in tank before bottling

Garnacha: up to 60 years old bush vines
Syrah: 5-15 years
Soil in the lower vineyards is alluvial while the higher vineyards and all terraces and slopes are on poor, mineral, stony soil based with some granite, Muschelkalk and slate.
altitude: 450-1500feet
prunning: Garnacha:  traditional bush vines; Syrah on „wire“

by hand, harvest lasts from early september until mid october
yield: 1kg -1,5kg per vine,30-40hl per ha

14 % vol. Alcohol
5,1 g/l acidity (tartaric)
< 3 g/l residual sugar

60.000 botellas (75cl.)

"LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya", 2014:

  • Lasendal barrica 2010, 8.69p: Fresc/ Làctic/ Sec

"Guía Peñín de los vinos de España", 2014, Spain:

  • Lasendal 2012, 89p Vino muy Bueno 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, intensidad media, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca largo, boca madura, taninos maduros.

"Peñin Guide, Top wines from Spain", Spain, 2013/2014:

  • Lasendal 2010 90p  Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: spicy, balsamic herbs, ripe fruit. Palate: correct, ripe fruit, good finish.

" Guía Palacio de los mejores vinos Iberoamericanos", Spain, Junio 2013

  • Lasendal 2012, 90p

"Decanter World Wine Awards" 2013, United Kingdom 2013

  • Lasendal 2011.Commended medal

"Los 100 mejores vinos por menos de 10€", Alicia Estrada. 2013

"Guía Peñín" de los vinos de españa 2013, Spain:

  • Lasendal Garnatxa 2010 90p. Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma especiado, balsámico, fruta madura. Boca correcto, fruta madura, cierta persistencia.

"Wein- plus", Germany, 2012:

  • Lasendal 2010. 85p 

“Guía José Peñín 2005”, Spain:

  • “Lasendal´02”:87P

“Guía José Peñín 2003”, Spain:

  • Muy buenos (80-85+p): “Lasendal 2000”

“Observer “, Tim Atkin/Inglaterra, 7 Marzo 04:

  • Tim Atkin: "…Capçanes, mi voto por esta excepcional cooperativa”
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