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Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva, 2007

$36.00
Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva, 2007

Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva, 2007

$36.00
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It all started in the middle of the nineteenth century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. Our founder, Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of wine making, followed closely in their footsteps.

Don Rafael fell in love with the region and especially the area around Haro, the mythical capital of the Rioja Alta region. He observed that there was a magical combination of soil and climate that would offer the perfect environment for producing wine that would eventually become world famous. Around 1877 he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the López de Heredia bodega (winery), the oldest in Haro and one of the first three bodegas in the Rioja region.

For over a century our emotions have been rooted in our love and passion for this land and its harvest. We cherish our heritage, and this combination of love and the rigorous quality standards we apply, have become our trademarks and remain our maxim for today and the future.

Bodegas López de Heredia stands out as one of the few family-run bodegas regulated by the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja – DOC (Appellation region).

2007 was rated officially as “very good”. The year has pass without graves climatological incidents, in lack of spring frost and with just one hailstorm in June that has not caused damages in the vineyard. Nevertheless, the abound rains that we had during the first semester affected the fecundation of the bunches in spring, causing a deficient grape setting consequently reducing the yield of the harvest in comparison to a normal vintage. The harvest started the 2nd of October with the white varieties and the 4th of October with the red ones and finished the 23rd of October at «Cubillo Vineyard». The fresh and dry summer and a harvest that took place in absence of precipitations assured the salubrity or the vineyard and a harvest of excellent quality in despite of the low quantity.

Bosconia is a blend of Tempranillo (80%), Garnacho (15%), Mazuelo and Graciano, the remainder, all from our own vineyards.

The wine is aged in barrel for 5 years, being racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites.

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 persistent.

PAIR WITH ROASTED CHICKEN