Viña Bosconia Reserva, Lopez de Heredia
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Viña Bosconia Reserva, Lopez de Heredia - 2012

Item # 14147 750mL

Coming from the family-run and very traditional López de Heredia estate, this wine has notes of strawberry, blood orange, pomegranate, coconut, and exotic spices. Viña Bosconia is produced from the juice of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano, and is aged for three years in American oak barrels. The winery is one of the few in Rioja still owned by its founding family.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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One of my goals is to try a bottle made from each parcel of the Lopez de Heredia vineyards, which span from the Tondonia to the Cubillo. Lopez de Heredia is revered for their excellence and uniqueness as they age their wines longer than the necessary requirements set out by the Rioja DOC. This one is aged up to five years before its release. This Reserva has evolved to show robust characters of rustic mahogany wood, autumn leaves, and red fruit while maintaining a refined elegance. Remarkable acidity is balanced by fine tannins; this is a powerful wine with full-bodied texture and a superb, long finish speaks of smoky charcoal. Spain’s value is unmatched!

- JOS

Glossary

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both characterized by significant percentages of Grenache, while in Tavel and Lirac the grape is used to make...

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Mazuelo

In Rioja, a synonym for Carignan.

Tempranillo

A.k.a. Cencibel. Just about synonymous with Spanish wine, the red Tempranillo grape has now fully won over the hearts and minds of critics and amateur oenophiles all over the world. The best bottles are powerful and ageworthy, and are beginning to fetch prices you'd never have expected from Spanish wines just a few years ago. Tempranillo is often used in blends with Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and has lately been grown with considerable success outside of Spain, in...

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Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival through the lengthy ageing process. The more modern producers are making powerful, dark,...

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