Abfüller / Importeur: ALEGRE & VALGAÑÓN S.L.,B26497248, Parque Picos de Urbión, 13 - 1oC 26008, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Heiner Lobenberg über:
Las Llanas 2018
Lobenberg: Nur 1 Barrique aus gemischtem Satz uralter, zT autochtoner Reben. Leichte Schaligkeit von der anfänglichen Ganztraubenvergärung im Barrique. Satte Kalksteinmineralität. Quittte, Zitronengras und etwas Holz neben Mineralik und Phenolik. Ein spannendes Unikat. 95-96/100
Tim Atkin über:
-- Tim Atkin: There's just one barrel of this remarkable white wine, alas, made from an unusual cuvée of Viura, Calagraño, Garnacha Blanca and Rojal, but it's well worth tracking down. Combining chalky freshness with skin tannins, Asian spices, beeswax and quince and citrus fruit, it's complex, challenging and utterly delicious. 94/100
-- Parker: There is a new skin-contact white, a dark, almost orange 2018 Las Llanas Blanco Macerado produced with an unusual blend of grapes: 50% Rojal, 35% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca and 5% Calagraño from a very old south-facing vineyard in Fonzaleche on sandstone soils. It was macerated with the skins for only 10 days, but Rojal grapes, which are a biotype of the Malvasía Riojana, tend to go pink, so it has more color than you expect. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter oak barrels for 18 months and was then put in a ceramic and clay Clayver vat. It has an amber color, and the nose has a strong effect from the skins, dried apricots and quince, spicy and a little smoky. The palate is round and intense, but it has a spark of acidity and is super long, with very fine tannins. It's tasty and very different. Only 650 bottles were filled in September 2020. 92/100
Das Weingut von Oscar Alegre und Eva Valganon liegt in Fonzaleche, einem der Dörfer im nordwestlichsten Teil der Rioja, also schon fast in der Region Burgos.