Tempranillo and Graciano
Old vineyards formed in glass, with an average age of 70 years, some of them planted “to the box” or in real frame just after the phylloxera invasion, where still survive strains of old varieties among those of Tempranillo. They are located in high altitude, with fresh climate, in the region of La Sonsierra (San Vicente and surrounding villages). They occupy calcareous clay terraces at the foot of the Sierra de Toloño with South orientation.
Manual and staggered throughout the month of October, according to the optimal time of ripening: first the Tempranillos and then the variety Graciano.
Each variety and place was fermented separately in steel tanks, always with the yeast characteristic of the grape and with a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Usual fermentation temperatures (25ºC), with short macerations and very respectful.
Three and a half years in Bordeaux French oak barrels, half new and half used; with its subsequent Assembly to finish its refinement during a long stay in bottles.
Visual: maintains good intensity despite its long life. The tiled tones predominate in the edging with the vivacious reflection of cherry tones that he had in his youth.
Nose: complex and mineral, combines the notes of ripe fruit of Tempranillo with the lush spices and aromatic herbs of Graciano. The common denominator is its ageing in barrels, with notes of tobacco, chamomile and the very character of the passage of the years. In the background also leaves sweet memories of honey, vanilla and nuts.
Mouth: subtlety and finesse at the entrance, characteristic of the “DNA Sonsierra”, and driven by the sublime acidity that prints the Graciano. In the end, the tannic skeleton of the grapes and oak, which provide tactile sensations more rugged, but in turn very elegant.
Classica Hacienda López de Haro is a collection of large reserves that we only make in the most exceptional vintages of our winery. A tribute to all the historical figures who contributed to making Rioja one of the most important wine regions in the world, such as the cleric of Labastida who pioneered the production of Bordeaux-style Rioja wine in 1790.
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