Producer Spotlight: R. López de Heredia

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One iconic estate, three Tempranillo cuvées. Each of its vineyards, represented through its reds, offers a distinctive terroir and differing style of wine in a range of varietals.

  • R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza | Tempranillo Blend
  • R. López de Heredia Viña Bosconia Tinto Reserva | Tempranillo Blend
  • R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva | Tempranillo Blend

R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2010

Despite its age, it retains red fruit notes on opening, and slowly, earthy, leathery and savoury notes emerge with further time in the glass

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The concept of Crianza as ‘youthful’ styles of Rioja is much relative when referring to R. López de Heredia. This wine spends 3 years in barrel compared to the 1 year minimum that wine laws of Rioja mandates, followed by another 5 years minimum aging in the bottle before release. Aligning with the vineyard composition of Viña Cubillas, the vineyard from which Viña Cubillo is drawn, this vintage is a composition of Tempranillo (65%), Garnacha (25%) with small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano. 2010 represents a great vintage with incredibly aging potential for Rioja.

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R. López de Heredia Viña Bosconia Tinto Reserva

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2007

An earthy & meaty complexity derived from its age, balanced against a strong core of black plums and cherries

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Viña Bosconia comes from a vineyard named El Bosque, located 1km from the winery and on south-facing slopes. The 2007 Viña Bosconia Tinto Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the remaining 5%, of Mazuelo and Graciano. It spent five years in barrels before an extended bottle aging prior to its release into the marketplace. Bottling is done in a Burgundy bottle, the only wine of the estate to be treated as such, in tribute to the origins of the cuvée which was originally made with a high percentage of Pinot Noir named Rioja Cepa Borgoña. 2007 was rated as a very good vintage, with a dry summer of excellent quality yet unfortunately low yields.

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R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2007

Earthy notes of cured meat balanced by darker fruit flavours

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As the flagship label of R. López de Heredia, Viña Tondonia comes from the largest vineyard of the estate and in their view the ‘most spectacular within Haro’, the town with Rioja. The wine is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the final 10% split between Graciano and Mazuelo. The Reserva spends six years in barrel before going to bottle and additional ageing.

The 2007 speaks of the quality to the vintage as they chose to produce a Gran Reserva in addition to the Reserva, which they do only in the finest of vintages, on average three to four times per decade. While it drinks beautifully now, the wine has a long life ahead of it with no signs of slowing down. This wine is truly one to watch unfold with time in the glass.

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One iconic estate, three Tempranillo cuvées. Founded in 1877, R. López de Heredia is a 143-year old landmark producer in Rioja, Spain that is now in its 4th generation of the family. Each of its vineyards, represented through its reds, offers a distinctive terroir and unique style of wine in a range of varietals. In this bundle, sip your way around three of the vineyards’ current releases – a testament to their style and commitment to ageing – for a history lesson that has never tasted so good.

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R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2010

Despite its age, it retains red fruit notes on opening, and slowly, earthy, leathery and savoury notes emerge with further time in the glass

+ Read More

The concept of Crianza as ‘youthful’ styles of Rioja is much relative when referring to R. López de Heredia. This wine spends 3 years in barrel compared to the 1 year minimum that wine laws of Rioja mandates, followed by another 5 years minimum aging in the bottle before release. Aligning with the vineyard composition of Viña Cubillas, the vineyard from which Viña Cubillo is drawn, this vintage is a composition of Tempranillo (65%), Garnacha (25%) with small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano. 2010 represents a great vintage with incredibly aging potential for Rioja.

In stock

R. López de Heredia Viña Bosconia Tinto Reserva

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2007

An earthy & meaty complexity derived from its age, balanced against a strong core of black plums and cherries

+ Read More

Viña Bosconia comes from a vineyard named El Bosque, located 1km from the winery and on south-facing slopes. The 2007 Viña Bosconia Tinto Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the remaining 5%, of Mazuelo and Graciano. It spent five years in barrels before an extended bottle aging prior to its release into the marketplace. Bottling is done in a Burgundy bottle, the only wine of the estate to be treated as such, in tribute to the origins of the cuvée which was originally made with a high percentage of Pinot Noir named Rioja Cepa Borgoña. 2007 was rated as a very good vintage, with a dry summer of excellent quality yet unfortunately low yields.

In stock

R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva

What — Tempranillo Blend
Where — Rioja, Spain
When — 2007

Earthy notes of cured meat balanced by darker fruit flavours

+ Read More

As the flagship label of R. López de Heredia, Viña Tondonia comes from the largest vineyard of the estate and in their view the ‘most spectacular within Haro’, the town with Rioja. The wine is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the final 10% split between Graciano and Mazuelo. The Reserva spends six years in barrel before going to bottle and additional ageing.

The 2007 speaks of the quality to the vintage as they chose to produce a Gran Reserva in addition to the Reserva, which they do only in the finest of vintages, on average three to four times per decade. While it drinks beautifully now, the wine has a long life ahead of it with no signs of slowing down. This wine is truly one to watch unfold with time in the glass.

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