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Bodegas R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva Tinto 750 mL 12 pack

SKU: 388 | 750 mL 12 pack | 10 Items in stock


Winemakers Note

This wine has evolved perfectly showing a deep ruby colour with shades of orange. Its nose is persistent, full bodied and showing a lot of mature fruit, being dominated by the Tempranillo grape. Its taste is round, smooth, fresh, full of body and...

Unit Size

750 mL 12 pack

Varieties

Often found in blends, Tempranillo combines berry-like fruit with an earthy-leathery character and good minerality. It is primarily planted in Spain and used in Riojas.

Garnacha (or Garnacha Negra / Grenache Noir) is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, the south of France, and California's San Joaquin Valley. It is generally spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content, but it needs careful control of yields for best results. It tends to lack acid, tannin and color, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsaut.

The name for Carignan used in the Rioja region of northern Spain. The third most planted varietal in Spain. Buds and ripens late, so is best suited for warm climates. Tannic and acidic the Mazuelo is most often used in Spain as a blending grape.

A red grape that was once of vital importance in the Rioja region of northern Spain. Prone to disease and low yields it nonetheless produces wines of considerable weight, pigmentation, perfume and quality. Still found in very small amounts in the southwest of France, as well as Rioja in Spain, Mendoza in Argentina (as Graciana), and in Australia.


Country

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Region

Rioja is considered Spain's premier wine region, known almost exclusively for its red wines made from the Tempranillo grape. Riojas are traditionally aged longer than any other type of wine, which can give them complex, mellow, earthy flavors, however often lack the fresh fruit flavors of younger wines. Riojas are made primarily from Tempranillo grape based blends (like Bordeaux blends), although in terms of taste they more resemble a French Burgundy made from the Pinot Noir grape in that they are delicate and complex rather than powerful. Rioja is the only Spanish wine region given the prestigious DOC designation, meaning only premium expensive grapes and the highest standards in winemaking may be used when making the wines. Finally, Riojas are classified in three levels: (1) Crianza - the least aged wines with fresher flavors of earth, spice and vanilla. (2) Reserva - made from superior grapes in exceptional years giving them supple flavors of earth and leather (3) Gran Reservas - the highest class of wine made from the finest vineyards in only exceptional years. These are rare wines that are elegant and silky in texture. The back label of a Rioja bottle will indicate its level of classification. region map

Sub-Region

Rioja


Designation

Organic, Sustainable