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Aged/Matured Red

Lopéz de Heredia Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva Rioja, Spain 2009

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
For 142 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. They are masterpieces which the founder of the company, Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, defined in the late nineteenth century as "Supreme Rioja". Vineyard care, scrupulous selection of grapes, extended aging in oak barrels and in bottles all contribute to making these illustrious wines with their exceptional bouquet.*

Viña Bosconia wines come from the estate vineyard called El Bosque. Originally, the founder of Lopéz de Heredia, with his French influence, gave the wines French-inspired names. Viña Bosconia comes from a Burgundy-style wine that he used to make with a high percentage of Pinot Noir, and which he called “Rioja Cepa Borgoña”.*

The El Bosque vineyard is situated next to the river Ebro at an altitude of 465m and it is one kilometer away from the winery. Vines are planted on the south-facing foothills of the Sierra Cantabria range, providing them with the perfect conditions for ripening. The soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, and the average age of the vines is 40 years. El Bosque consists of 15 hectares, 11 of which are Tempranillo, 2 of Garnacha,  1 of Mazuelo, and 1 of Graciano.*

In general, the usual cepage of Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva features Tempranillo with lesser amounts of Garnacha, and the remainder of the blend Mazuelo and Graciano, all from the López de Heredia vineyards.

Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva is generally aged for 5 years, racked twice a year, and fined with fresh egg whites. With all the meticulous attention in the vineyard and cellar, along with the time and energy that goes into crafting this wine, it is nothing short of jaw-dropping that the wine retails for anything less than $120 or more a bottle.

Check out the press!

96 points, James Suckling: 
"Very ripe still, with crushed berry and light jam. Vanilla undertones to the fruit. Turns to flowers, both fresh and dried. Complex cedar, tobacco, and walnut. It’s full-bodied with round, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Richer than past vintages, but turns linear and refined at the finish.." (1/14/21)

92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Viña Bosconia Reserva shows the ripeness of the very warm and dry year. It's structured and concentrated, quite different from the finesse of the Tondonia. Bosconia has always been more rustic and powerful and Tondonia, which is all about finesse and nuance. There are dark plums and baking spices, a touch of singed leather, the fruit very strong to counterbalance the aging in barrel. This is a powerful Bosconia. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016" (10/30/20)

92 points, Vinous:
"Glistening ruby. Spice-accented aromas of red berries, cherry cola, and candied rose, plus a smoky nuance in the background. Supple and energetic in style, with a core of zesty acidity adding lift and cut to cherry and red currant flavors that take a sweeter turn through the midpalate. Finishes long and smooth, delivering gentle tannic grip, a snap of peppery spices, and repeating florality. (4/21)


PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: R. Lopez de Heredia
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub-Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation: Rioja Reserva
Village/Vineyard/Climat: El Bosque Vineyard
Quality Designation: DOCa
Grape Varietals: Tempranillo Garnacha Mazuelo Graciano
Vintage: 2009
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Aged-Mature Red
Viticultural Features: Practicing Organic
Winemaking Techniques: VERY traditional. Aged 5 years in barrel
Winemaker: Mercedes Lopez de Heredia
ABV: 13.5%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
*from winery notes

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