Rioja Crianza has a deep red cherry color with garnet hues. On the nose it has aromas of ripe red fruit and liqueur combined with coffee, vanilla and balsamic notes from the barrel aging. On the palate, the wine is velvety with sweet and ripe tannins and a pleasant, tasty aftertaste.
Rioja Crianza is made from Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano, from old vineyards with very low production. The vineyards are located on the poor land of the terraces of the Ebro in the area of San Vincente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja). The grapes are picked by hand in the second and third week of October. From receipt of the grapes in the cellar, they work with gravity. That means no pumps are used, which is better for the grapes and ultimately the wine. The wine is aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Located in the historic village of San Vincente de la Sonsierra, Bodega López de Haro rises above a sea of vineyards, flanked by the Ebro and Sierra de Toloño rivers. The bodega is completely excavated on the side of a mountain. The selection of wines is named after Don Diego López de Haro, founder of the city of Bilbao. Hacienda López de Haro is a series of wines that combines the simplicity and elegance of great classics with today's consumer taste. The terroir in this region is of calcareous clay. This produces a wine with refined freshness and a pleasant length and aftertaste.