Wine of the month: September rhymes with Bodegas Lacus

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Bodegas Lacus (DOC La Rioja) was founded by Luis Arnedo, an energetic man with a profund love and respect for the roots of his native landThe word Lacus derives from a pond made out of mother rock in which it is used to crush the wine grapes.

This is a small winery with low production. They have around 20 ha of vines, distributed with Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha.

The vinification method of Inedito is very artinasal. For instance, the berries are manually picked and carefully selected usually in mid to late September. Afterwards, the grapes are given a cool maceration treatment for ten days & fermentation happens in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Finally, the wine is aged in stainless steel and is bottled nine months later without fining or filtration.
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Inedito is a very fun wine to drink. With its opaque colour, the wine displays beautiful nuances of licorice and violet. On the mouth, the wine has very good acidity and very accesible tannins. Its flavors remind of red cherries with petal roses with time shedding away and given place to black pepper and smoke with old, cured leather and lots of minerality.

Bodegas Lacus is represented in Quebec by Vini-Vins. Along with Moraza producer, there are two of my favorites natural producers in Riona. Inedito sells privately in case of 12. For under $25, it is a steal.

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