Colour: Clear, bright ruby.Nose: Fresh and slight aroma to licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma.Taste: Smooth, fresh and persistent.It all started in the middle of the nineteenth century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. Our founder, Don Rafael LÑpez de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of wine making, followed closely in their footsteps.Don Rafael fell in love with the region and especially the area around Haro, the mythical capital of the Rioja Alta region. He observed that there was a magical combination of soil and climate that would offer the perfect environment for producing wine that would eventually become world famous. Around 1877 he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the LÑpez de Heredia bodega (winery), the oldest in Haro and one of the first three bodegas in the Rioja region.For over a century our emotions have been rooted in our love and passion for this land and its harvest. We cherish our heritage, and this combination of love and the rigorous quality standards we apply, have become our trademarks and remain our maxim for today and the future.Bodegas LÑpez de Heredia stands out as one of the few family-run bodegas regulated by the DenominaciÑn de Origen Calificada Rioja DOC (Appellation region).
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