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Characteristics of Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza
Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza is a red wine from Rioja produced by Bodega Classica. The winery belongs to the Vintae Group and is located on the slopes of San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
The climate in this area is continental and moderate, marked by a Cantabrian influence. Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza has received many accolades from Robert Parker's colleagues in Spain. According to Neil Martin, this is "a contemporary classic" and Luis Gutierrez, "for this level of quality, this wine is a bargain."
This wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Graciano from the winery's own old vines, planted 380-500 metres above sea level. As for the process, fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C before the wine is macerated for two weeks. Finally, the wine is aged for between 12-14 months in 50% French oak and 50% American oak barrels, and rests in the bottle for 12-14 months. A wine with excellent value for money.
Serve at 17ºC
Fried eggs with ham, Pasta with meat sauce, Semi-mature Cheese, White meat with sauce, Rice with meat, Cold meat, Pâté
The nose is frank, with a good intensity. There are notes of aging together with black cherries and fruit, peppers and violet.
In the mouth it is pleasant and easy to drink. It has good acidity and a lingering finish.
SightRuby red colour with maroon edges. Clean and very bright.NoseThis 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.TasteIn 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.
SightPretty ruby red colour with a maroon rim. Clean and very bright.NoseThis 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.TasteIn 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.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
Bodega Classica is a winery located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, one of the towns with the strongest winemaking tradition in D.O. La Rioja. It is here that it produces its new range of "classicos" wines, which provide a modern and current perspective while remaining in line with the philosophy of the great wines from La Rioja.