ALONSO LOPEZ RESERVA

GRAPE: Tempranillo, Graciano

APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa.

VINIFICATION: Made with 100% Tempranillo from more than 40 years old vines. Malolactic Fermentation took place in French barrels and stay in contact with fine lees for the first 6 months. Aged 22 months in new French oak barrels, and rest in bottle during at least 18 months before to be released to the market

TASTING NOTES: Creamy bouquet, dark chocolate, tobacco and sexy oak spices.Outstandingly persistence, glossy tannins and refined finish.

FOOD PAIRING:Perfect pairing with Iberico bellota ham, beef with mushroom sauce, rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad, grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary and all important dishes.

RATINGS HISTORY:

91 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2011

92 Points by Wine & Spirits; Vintage 2011

91 Points by Vinous; Vintage 2011

Tech Sheet:

PRODUCER: Family tradition in winemaking forge the character of Alonso López. It is elaborated in “LaPuebla de Labarca” village, the golden Rioja area of only 2km2 located in Rioja Alavesa.

Alonso López is sourced from two plots of 40 year old vines. These vineyards are located on the slopes of the mountains of Laguardia and Lapuebla de Labarca, between 430 and 580 meters of altitude. Due to their unique situation, the climate is Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental. Our peculiar farming system has allowed us to develop a control system that allows us to elaborate high quality wines and discover the potential of each of our vineyards. The well-established trellised vineyards were planted in La Rioja Alta at an altitude of 650m, where the mild Atlantic climate prevails. Our winery lies on the path of the world-famous Camino de Santiago, nestled in the heart of Spain’s world-famous Rioja Alta wine region.