López de Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2014

Rioja Gran Reserva has a bright cherry red color with a rim of garnet hues. On the nose, the wine has high aromatic intensity, pure and ripe. Complex in the nose with nuances of coffee, vanilla, roasted notes and balsamic, integrated into an intense base note of ripe fruit. On the palate, it is elegant and round. It is well balanced with a velvety attack followed by pleasant acidity and a silky and full-bodied finish resulting from its noble and ripe tannins. The long finish has spicy and balsamic hints resulting from its long and quiet aging, as well as candied fruit nuances that reveal its personality.
This wine is made from tempranillo and graciano. The grapes are harvested by hand in the third week of October and come from old low-yield vineyards on the nutrient-poor land of the Ebro terraces in the region of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja). The wine is made in barrels of 30,000kg. After 2 weeks of maceration follows a 30-month aging in French and American oak barrels after which the wine rests in bottle for at least another 3 years.
  • About López de Haro

    Located in the historic village of San Vincente de la Sonsierra, Bodega López de Haro rises above a "sea of vineyards" flanked by the Ebro and Sierra de Toloño rivers. The bodega is excavated in its entirety on the side of a mountain. The selection of wines is named after Don Diego López de Haro, founder of the city of Bilbao. Hacienda López de Haro is a series of wines that combines the simplicity and elegance of great classics with current consumer tastes. The terroir in this region is of calcareous clay. This results in a wine with refined freshness and a pleasing length and finish.

    All the wines at Bodega Hacienda López de Haro have something in common: grapes from the best wine regions of the D.O. Rioja, the dedication with which the winemakers work the vineyard and the affection the winemakers devote to the preparation of each wine. From receiving the grapes at the bodega, they work only with gravity for moving the wine. That means no use of pumps, which is better for the grapes and ultimately better for the wine.

    • Druif

      Tempranillo, graciano

    • Jaartal

      2011

    • Herkomst

      Rioja, Spanje

    • Lekker bij

      Cotes du boeuf, gebraden rundvlees, hertenbiefstuk

    • Smaakprofiel

      Krachtig & Rijk

    • Productiemethode

      Conventioneel

    • Inhoud

      14 % - 0.75 L