Vina Bosconia Rioja Reserva 2012

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Graciano & Mazuelo & Tempranillo | Rioja | Spain | Red Wine | R.Lopez de Heredia | 2012 | 0,75 L | 13,5 %
About
The Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva 2012 Tinto is a dry red wine, composed of a blend of traditional Rioja grape varieties, including Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo. This wine hails from the renowned Rioja region of Spain, embodying the area's storied winemaking heritage with its meticulous aging process in oak barrels, which contributes to its complexity and elegance. The 2012 vintage is notable for its balance and depth, reflecting the optimal growing conditions of that year and the skilled craftsmanship of López de Heredia, the esteemed winery behind this label.
Producer
The Bodegas Lopez de Heredia winery is one of the finest treasures in the wine world. It was founded in 1877 by Don Rafael Lopez de Heredia y Landeta, who built a winery near the Haro railway station in the Rioja region. The winery's geographical location provides a spiritual closeness to Bordeaux and has proven to be very beneficial for the transport of grapes and wines. Senora López founded the legendary Tondonia vineyards on the alluvial slopes of the Ebro River, on the border of the Alta and Alavesa wine regions. Lopez de Heredia winery owns over 170 hectares on four separate vineyards, of which the Tondonia vineyard is the largest (70 hectares) and the most famous. The vineyards of Cubillo, Bosconia and Gravonia have their own terroirs, aspects and different styles of wine. The dominant red grape variety is Tempranillo, but the ancient shrubs of Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo can also be found. White wines are made from Viura and Malvasia grapes, some of which are planted a long time ago.
Tasting notes

Tasting notes for the Viña Bosconia Rioja Reserva 2012 reveal a rich array of aromas, including ripe red fruits, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco, indicative of its aging in oak. On the palate, it presents a harmonious blend of flavors, with a silky texture, fine tannins, and a vibrant acidity that leads to a long, satisfying finish. The wine’s depth and structure make it an exquisite example of a traditional Rioja Reserva, showcasing the potential for grace and longevity.

Pairing

When it comes to food pairing, this Rioja Reserva is exceptionally versatile, excelling alongside a wide range of dishes. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, such as lamb or beef, where the wine’s robust body and complex flavors can complement the richness of the food. Additionally, it is an excellent match for aged cheeses, offering a delightful contrast that enhances the savory qualities of both the wine and the cheese.

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R.Lopez de Heredia
The Bodegas Lopez de Heredia winery is one of the finest treasures in the wine world. It was founded in 1877 by Don Rafael Lopez de Heredia y Landeta, who built a winery near the Haro railway station in the Rioja region. The winery's geographical location provides a spiritual closeness to Bordeaux and has proven to be very beneficial for the transport of grapes and wines. Senora López founded the legendary Tondonia vineyards on the alluvial slopes of the Ebro River, on the border of the Alta and Alavesa wine regions. Lopez de Heredia winery owns over 170 hectares on four separate vineyards, of which the Tondonia vineyard is the largest (70 hectares) and the most famous. The vineyards of Cubillo, Bosconia and Gravonia have their own terroirs, aspects and different styles of wine. The dominant red grape variety is Tempranillo, but the ancient shrubs of Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo can also be found. White wines are made from Viura and Malvasia grapes, some of which are planted a long time ago.
Graciano wine is medium tannic, it has deep color and intensive bouquet, with hints of blackberry, chocolate and violets. Usually this wine is aged in oak and aromas are complemented by sweet spices and vanilla.
Rioja in northern Spain is best known for its barrel-aged, berry-flavored red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes. Undoubtedly, this is the largest wine-growing region in Spain. And, by far, the most famous region of the country. All vineyards are concentrated around the banks of the Ebra River. Their area is about 64,000 hectares, of which 91% are planted with red grapes. Rioja itself is divided into three parts: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja East. Rioja Alta is located in the western part of Rioja. As the name suggests, the vineyards are located higher in the region than Rioja Baja. The soils contain more clay, iron and alluvial elements and less limestone than the neighboring soils in Alavesa. Wines are considered elegant, with balanced acidity. Rioja Alavesa consists of two separate parcels of land located next to Rioja Alta. The vineyards are at the same elevation as Rioja Alta and the microclimate is also very similar. However, soils tend to contain more limestone than Alta, so wines can have higher acidity. In eastern Rioja (Rioja Baja), the climate is much more strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. It is drier and warmer here than in the other two parts of the region. Here, more emphasis is placed on the Garnacha variety. Wines can be fuller than in neighboring sub-regions.