Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
Bright cherry-red color and a rim with roof tile tones. High aromatic intensity, clean and sound. Complex on the nose with coffee, vanilla, roast and balsamic nuances integrated into an intense bottom note of ripe fruit. Elegant and round. It is well balanced with a velvety attack followed by a pleasant acidity and a silky and full-bodied aftertaste resulting from its noble and ripe tannin. Its long aftertaste has spicy and balsamic hints, resulting from its long and peaceful ageing, as well as confit fruit nuances that uncover its personality.
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Ripe cherries and currants on the nose, with lots of aromas of wet leaves, leather, nutshells and wet earth. Medium body with a firm, chalky tannin structure and vivid acidity, making it lively and attractive. Refined and balanced, with cherries, tobacco and wet stones at the end. Tempranillo and graciano. Vegan. Drink or hold.
Hacienda López de Haro is the Rioja winery of the Vintae Wine Company and its flagship is the collection of wines with which they pay homage to the authentic essence of their land, Rioja. The place chosen to bring this project to life and to settle the winery could be none other than San Vicente de la Sonsierra, the heart of La Rioja Alta and the area where the best old Tempranillo vineyards are located, thanks to its special climatic characteristics, its orography and its soils.
López de Haro wines are elegant, complex and aromatic and have become the new classics of Rioja. At Hacienda López de Haro, the entire production process is taken care of the tradition. The technical advances and the sustainability are at the service of the artisan elaboration, always with the maximum respect for the Rioja heritage.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.