For over 130 years López de Heredia has stood as one of Spain’s greatest wine estates. Occupying the same historic cellars on the outskirts of Haro in Rioja, it is a beacon for traditionally made wines. Unlike most wineries in the region, López de Heredia owns all of its own vineyards and is still operated by the same family that founded it. The winery is today managed by Maria José, Mercedes and Julio César. In the cellar they use the same techniques that were established during the late 1800’s – the use of only natural yeasts, no filtration, and extended ageing in wine barrels built onsite. Some wines are aged up to eight years in barrel prior to extended ageing in bottles prior to release! López de Heredia occupies a unique niche in a wine world constantly reinventing itself. All people who appreciate authenticity owe it to themselves to taste these incredible wines!
Viña Bosconia is made from grapes harvested from the El Bosque vineyard, which is located one kilometre away from the winery. When López de Heredia was founded, the owner named the wines after famous French wine regions. Viña Bosconia drew inspiration from the great wines of Burgundy. The 2008 vintage is made from a cuvée of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, and 5% Graciano/Mazuelo. Once vinified, it spent 5 years ageing in 225 litre American oak barrels. The Viña Bosconia is lusher and softer than the Viña Tondonia in style. Deep garnet in the glass and full bodied, it shows rustic notes of red cherries, stewed black currants, leather, toast and earth.