Laventura La Nave 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

Spain, Rioja
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La Nave is made from selected vineyards from villages that span the three sub regions of the D.O.Ca Rioja: Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa. A traditional blend of vineyards, varieties and soils under one macroclimate that over the last 10 decades has allowed winemakers to produce wines of consistent quality during each vintage. A blending tradition that has led to some of the most iconic wines in Rioja, expressing the diversity of Rioja.

Tasting notes:
'South African Bryan MacRobert is behind the Laventura wines which he makes in a small cellar in Logroño from small parcels of old vine fruit. The Garnacha (90%) and Tempranillo (10%) for this bright, unoaked Rioja comes from dry-farmed vineyards across Rioja's trio of sub-regions. It’s a striking red colour with ripe redcurrant and raspberry fruit on the nose. There’s a touch of black pepper spice on the palate and a sophisticated juicy finish. A very modern Rioja. Drinking Window 2021 - 2028.' – Chris Wilson, Decanter, 93/100 (Best 18 new Spanish wines to try)

'The red blend 2018 Lanave was produced with equal parts of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo from small plots in different parts of Rioja. It was produced in a light and approachable style; it's fruit driven, with notes of berries, and has a medium body with fine chalky tannins. It's straightforward but serious, very representative of the wines from Rioja. It fermented with natural yeasts in concrete vats, where it matured for 12 months until bottling. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019. Drink 2020 - 2023.' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 90+/100 (Oct 2020)

'This wine has a medium ruby colour dominated by primary fruit aromas of strawberry, cherries and black berries. The palate is light and textured with a soft and balanced tannin. Good acidity, body and length.' – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Bryan MacRobert
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Light to medium-bodied
Blend information Grenache, Tempranillo and Carignan
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating DEC 93
Technical analysis RS: 1.3 g/L | TA: 6.5 g/L | PH: 3.68
Producer information Former Young Gun, Bryan MacRobert, moved to Rioja 7 years ago to start Laventura. Today, his new terroir-driven wines are causing a fuss! ‘I want to make Rioja as it once was. I’m trying to make honest wines,’ says Bryan whose wines are refreshing, innovative and true-to-terroir style of Rioja. With cellars located in the centre of La Rioja, they source high-quality grapes from the whole region. The vineyards are often 40 to 90 years old and harvesting is done by hand. ‘It’s time to take Rioja far more seriously,’ writes Tim Atkin MW as the Rioja landscape changes dramatically.
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