GRAPE: Tempranillo, Graciano
APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa.
VINIFICATION: Made with 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from more than 40 years old vines. Malolactic Fermentation took place in cement vats during 2 months by indigenous yeasts and also in new French barrels during 6 months. Alonso López is aged 14 months in new French oak barrels of 225L. The wine rest in bottle during at least 8 months before to be released to the market
TASTING NOTES: Deep ruby. Bright, clean and full red. Explosive aromas of crushed raspberry, lavender, rosemary, violet, smoke and coffee. With uncanny rounded, Alonso López fills the mouth leaving an impression of velvet red berries and minerals. Finishes extremely long and magically fresh.
FOOD PAIRING:Perfect pairing with Iberico bellota ham, roasted lamb, beef wellington, fillet mignon, suckling pig and all important dishes.
90 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2015