High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
Hacienda López de Haro Crianza 2015 is a medium bodied red wine where the aromas of the barrel prevail over the fruitiness. A wine with a spicy and medium-bodied character.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Cherry colour with garnet rim. Middle layer. Nose
The nose is frank, with a good intensity. There are notes of aging together with black cherries and fruit, peppers and violet. Taste
In the mouth it is pleasant and easy to drink. It has good acidity and a lingering finish.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.
Ruby red colour with maroon edges. Clean and very bright. Nose
This new vintage is more aromatic. It stands out for the notes of ripe red fruit, its light spicy aromas and the nice toasted and smoked nuances provided during its ageing in the barrel. Taste
In the mouth, as in the previous vintage, this wine is medium-bodied, fresh and direct. It shows a good acidity and a moderate and pleasant tanicity. Quite a long finish with toasted and spicy hints at retro-olfaction.
A good Spanish wine within its price range.
Pretty ruby red colour with a maroon rim. Clean and very bright. Nose
This nose doesn't have very many nuances, but the nuances that are there are very well defined. Black fruit appears, well balanced with toasted and earthy notes. Taste
In the mouth this wine is direct, fresh and medium-bodied, with a good acidity and moderate, enjoyable tannins. Medium-length finish with toasted nuances and spices felt at retro-olfaction. A very good red wine in its price bracket.