Sourced from the Bosconia vineyard, this wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. It is aged for 5 years in oak barrels, racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites. It can be cellared for 10 years in perfect conditions with constant temperature and humidity. Very ripe still, with crushed berry and light jam. Vanilla undertones to the fruit. Turns to flowers, both fresh and dried. Complex cedar, tobacco and walnut. It’s full-bodied with round, soft tannins and a flavorful finish.
Practicing traditional winemaking at its finest, LÃƒÂ³pez de Heredia and its winemaking has changed very little since its 1877 founding in Haro, Spain; the same family that founded the estate still owns it, and they adhere to a doctrine blueprinted in the 1880s, still making wine only from their own vineyards, using natural yeasts, long aging in wood, and doing no filtration at bottling. Today, this iconic estate spans about 420 acres, with four major vineyards: Tondonia, the largest and most famous; Bosconia; Cubillo; and Gravano. Whether making white, red or rose Rioja, the estate ferments in large oak vats, ages the wines for extended periods of time in smaller old oak barriques, and takes pains to transmit terroir and typicity. The results are some of the finest wines in Spain-and contenders for the greatest wines on a global scale.
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