Laukote is a family run winery that is now run by Norberto Miguel, fourth
generation winemaker. The Laukote winery is located in the medival town
of Laguardia (Alava) at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain
range. Noberto belongs to a long established family of vine-growers
who’ve been vinifying and aging their wines in their underground
winery beneath the town of Laguardia for generations.
Their winery is considered to be the smallest one in the Rioja Alavesa
that is currently in production. They own a total of 10.5Ha of old vineyards
with 7 Ha are planted to old vines Tempranillo which makes up about
95% of all the plantings the remainder is to Viura. The Tempranillo
vines average age is between 25-80+ years and the Viura is 80 years
old. All of their wines are estate made and bottled.
They produce only four different wine: youthful Tempranillo that goes
through carbonic maceration, Viura which is made from over 80 year old
vines that is barrel fermented for 3 months in American oak, a very
special reserve 100% old vine Tempranillo called Vendimia Seleccionada
and the very limited late harvest Viura which is only produced in certain
Laukote Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2008
Made from 100% Viura from 80 year old vines.
The wine has a Straw-like yellow color with bright green hues. Expressing
very lively and fruity aromas, with outstanding notes of ripe apples,
fresh almonds, and bosc pear with a delicate touch of vanilla vean and
fresh butter which comes from the use of high quality new oak barrels.
A wine of great purity, balance and finesse. 60 cases imported.
Laukote Tempranillo 2008
Made from 100% Tempranillo, the age of the vines between 25-65 years
of age. This is a wine that offers truly inviting, lively red and purple
fruit. As the wine is exposed to aeration it offers darker aromas showing
more complexity; the luscious array of black raspberry mixed with notes
of pepper, exotic spices and faint earthy notes, create a beautifully
balanced, vibrant and enjoyable wine. 150 cases imported.
Laukote Vendimia Seleccionada 2005
In creating this exceptional 100% Tempranillo, Bodegas Laukote chose
to select only 3 hectares of low-yielding 80+ year old vines in creating
thie wine. The age of the vines is something that is almost extinct
in Rioja. The tremendous expression of both color and aromas truly make
this wine unsurpassed within its area. In the mouth it reveals a magnificent
structure of firm but refined and lively tannins that are very well
incorporated with the rest of the wine together with perfect balance.
50 cases imported. 550 case production.