Tempranillo and Graciano.
Selection of old vineyards of more than 50 years and very low production settled on poor grounds of the terraces of the Ebro around San Vicente De La Sonsierra.
Manual harvest during the second half of October.
Made in tanks of 30,000 kg. maceration for 10 days. Controlled fermentation at 25oC.
30 months in French and American oak barrels. 80% of barrels are used and 20% are new. More than 4 years of aging in bottle.
Visual: red tile with lively notes on the edging that denote its freshness despite its long aging both in barrel and bottle.
Nose: a true mosaic of spices, which makes it enormously complex. It also highlights a more sweet and primary background, with notes of ripe fruit compote and an interesting touch of licorice.
Mouth: of enormous persistence, it shows velvety tannins, result of its slow evolution in the long period of aging. The good acidity that preserves, balances all its journey through the mouth. Enveloping in character, it is fired with a very elegant and harmonic end.
Although we have explored a lot, in Vintae we never lose sight of our land because here, in Rioja, we have learned almost everything we know. With Bodega Hacienda López de Haro we wanted to recover the authentic essence of Rioja, its wines nos, the classics that made this region great because they represented elegance.
But if we wanted to create current wines it was not enough to stick to tradition. For this reason, in the Hacienda López de Haro collection, the historic nura riojana joins the personality of the excellent quality grapes of our old vineyards to create authentic contemporary classics.
To locate our winery we chose the historic town of San Vicente De La Sonsierra, in the heart of the DOCA Rioja, North by the Sierra Cantabria and South by the River Ebro. The microclimate of the area and its clay-calcareous soils generate the perfect conditions for the vineyard, especially for the Tempranillo grape, the Queen variety of the area.
92 points. Best Buy. Wine & Spirits Magazine 2018, 2017 and 2016. Vintages 2010, 2009 and 2008.
91 points. Wine Spectator February Issue 2019. Add 2010.
90 points. Tim Atkin MW Rioja report 2019. Add 2010.
Gold medal. Mundus Vini 2017. Add 2009.
92 points. Jamie Goode. Add 2008.
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