Founded in 1972 by the largest business groups Bodegas LAN, standing for the three wine regions in D.O.C Rioja: Logrono, Alava and Navara (LAN). Nowadays, it is one of the fastest growing wineries in D.O.C Rioja, which during past few years achieved success and recognition of wine experts and critics of Spain and the entire world.
The philosophy of Bodegas LAN is that only the best grapes of exceptional quality can be used for the production of wine, even if it may affect the final cost of the product. For that same purpose, the traditions and modern technology have been combined into one at Bodegas LAN.
Only with own vineyards, one can produce wines of the highest quality. Bodegas LAN owns Vina Lanciano vineyards, which can be easily called unique. They are located on the banks of the Ebro river, where Rioja Alta meets Rioja Alavesa.
The soil of vineyards is covered with fine gravel and is ideal for growing grapes. Their total area is 70 hectares, the vine age is from 40 to 60 years. Specific microclimate of the zone promotes optimal ripening of grapes.
The plant is equipped with highly professional equipment. After initial ageing in oak barrels, the wine is aged in bottles in order to gain a f ull flavor and aroma in specially equipped cellars in constant darkness at 14 °C and humidity of 75 %.
Each bottle of Bodegas LAN wine is a symbol of high quality, so these wines are always among the best in the market.
Awards of Bodegas LAN:
LAN Crianza 2000 - Gold medal at the Mondial contest, Brussels 2005. Decanter Magazine – LAN Crianza 2000 – four stars. Wine Spectator Magazine of November 30, 2001, LAN Crianza 98 – 88 points. LAN Reserva – Silver medal at Mundus Vini Great International Wine Awards. Germany, 2006. LAN Reserva 1999 – Silver medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2005. LAN Reserva 1998 – Silver medal at Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2004. LAN Reserva 1998 – Gold medal at Mondial, Brussels 2002. LAN Gran Reserva 1998 – Gold medal at Mondial, Brussels 2006. LAN Gran Reserva 1998 – Bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2005. LAN Gran Reserva 1996 – Silver medal at Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2004. Wine Spectator Magazine of November 15, 2001 – LAN Gran Reserva 1995 – 89 points.