Bodegas Lopez de Haro Crianza 2019
Varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Ageing: Aged in French and American oak barrels during 18 months.
Harvest: Hand picked during October. Vineyard: A selection of old vineyards with very low production settled on poor land of Ebro's terraces in the area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja).
Winemaking: Between 8 and 10 days of static maceration to avoid over-extraction. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts at 24ºC. Very small amounts of sulfur are added.
Serving TemperatureCellar temperature
- Red Meats
- Raw Dried Meats
- Roasted Vegetables
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Лопес де Аро
Бодега Хасиенда Лопес де Aро се намира в сърцето на Риоха Алта,близо до градчето Сан Висенте де ла Сонсиера.Лозята са зазобиколени от планината Кантабрия на север и реко Ебро на юг.Микроклиматът на региона заедно с глинено-варовиковите почви осигуряват перфектните условия за лозята и най-вече за сорта Темпранийо който е основен за избата.All wines of the same producer
Undoubtedly, this is the homeland of the oldest and most respected red wine in Spain, whose rival is only Jerez. The vineyards trace the flow of the Ebro River for about 100 kilometers between the towns of Haro and Alfaro. The area is named after the river that flows through it, the Rio Oja. It is divided into three separate areas; Rio Alta, the highest, where wines are considered elegant and with balanced acidity; Alavesa average (here the acidity is a little more pronounced) and Baja, the lowest, where the significantly warmer climate determines the more pronounced saturation and density in wines. Overall, the best wines come from Alta and Alavesa, although many are a combination of the two. The main grape here is Tempranillo, often blended with Garnacha and sometimes Carignane. All wines in Rioja in the top category must be aged in oak, and historically the American oak is preferred. Nowadays, however, many wineries use a combination of American and French oak. The ripening of American oak is what gives the more traditional Rioja red wines the distinctive notes of coconut, vanilla and sweet spice. The time that Rioja wine spends in a barrel dictates which of Rioja's official ageing categories will take its place on the label: Joven, Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva. Rioja Joven wines are intended for consumption within two years of harvest. They spend little or no time in oak - jóven is the Spanish word for "young". Crianza red wines are aged for at least one year in oak and one year in bottle and only on the market in the third year. Reserva red wines spend at least one year in oak and cannot be presented for a full three years after harvest. Gran Reserva undergo a total of five years of ageing with at least two years spent in oak barrels.More wines of this region
Almost every red wine in Spain from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley – under the name Tinta Roriz – both for table wines and world-famous fortified wines (Port). The red wines based on Tempranillo are characterised by a wide range of aromas - from strawberries, blackcurrants and cherries to prunes, chocolate and tobacco depending on climate, vineyard age and oak ageing.More wines of the same variety