Seleccion de 30 barricas has a deep red cherry color in the glass. The scent of the wine is intense and complex. Notes of black fruit from a ripe and full grape stand out and mingle with smoky notes of the oak barrel along with spicy and cocoa notes.On the palate, the wine is full of strong character, as well as fleshy and elegant, with a mature tannin that provides a tasty lingering finish.
Rioja Seleccion de 30 barricas is made from Tempranillo and Garnacha, from old vineyards with very low production. The Tempranillo vineyards are located in the area of Sonsierra (la Rioja) and the Graciano vineyards at high altitude in the area of Cárdenas. The grapes are picked by hand in October. From receipt of the grapes in the cellar, people work with gravity. That means no pumps are used, which is better for the grapes and ultimately the wine. Fermentation takes place in 500 liter open vats made of French oak, where dipping takes place daily according to a traditional process. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels, where the maturation takes place. The wine is aged for over 30 months in new French oak barrels. Then the wine rests in the bottle for another 3 years.
Located in the historic village of San Vincente de la Sonsierra, Bodega López de Haro rises above a sea of vineyards, flanked by the rivers Ebro and Sierra de Toloño. 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 made of calcareous clay. This produces a wine with refined freshness and a pleasant length and aftertaste.