To produce Rioja “Lanzado” Crianza Bodegas Martínez Laorden Regular pumping over was carried out during the alcoholic fermentation to extract colour and structure. Rioja “Lanzado” Crianza Bodegas Martínez Laorden was then transferred to French and American oak barrels for 12 months’ maturation.
The vines are grown in clayey-ferrous soils, which are garnet in colour and absorbwater easily, producing low yielding vines with small berries.
Bodegas Martínez Laorden are producing some of the most cutting edge wines in Spain. They are fresh and vibrant with winemaker, Jose Maria Martínez is a total maverick, striving to produce modern wines from his families old vineyards. Jose Maria constructed the first bioclimatic winery in Europe complete with solar panels, gravity fed wine pumping and a comprehensive plan for reusing waste water reducing the winery’s carbon footprint. Bodegas Martínez Laorden only produces wines up to and including Crianza level as he does not agree with the stipulations for Reserva and Gran Reserva.