Hacienda López de Haro

Limited Edition 2016

Landscape, history and terroir from San Vicente de la Sonsierra

Awards

Gold Medal
Mundus Vini 2019. 2016 vintage
91 Points
Peñín review. 2016 vintage
Commended Wine
IWC – International Wine Challenge 2019. 2016 vintage

Origin: A wine that is born following an extensive search for old vines in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, where Raul Acha and his team selected 39 plots of Tempranillo grapes, with a small portion of Mazuelo vines mixed in as well, to produce 312 barrels. The result is 89.930 bottles and 1.700 magnums of a full, yet fresh wine.

  • Varieties: Tempranillo (90%) and Mazuelo (10%).
  • Ageing: 14 months of aging in new and second-fill barrels of French oak (40%) and Hungarian oak (60%). A total of 312 barrels of 225 liters barrels has been produced (of which 89,930 bottles of 75 cl and 1700 magnum have been bottled).
  • Harvest: Manual harvest in October.
  • Vineyard: 18 hectares of vineyards selected from different plots within San Vicente de la Sonsierra, at an altitude of 530 m.
  • Winemaking: 2 weeks of maceration. Controlled fermentation stopping at a minimum of 28 degrees.
  • Alcohol content: 14% Vol.

Tasting notes

  • Colour: Medium robe with attractive garnet color.
  • Nose: Spicy and smoked notes contributed by the mixture of oak from different origins and very good ripe fruit in which Tempranillo and Mazuelo come together to add complexity.
  • Palate: Full, fleshy and fresh, a pleasant, lingering, balanced vine. A splendid example of the awesome terroirs of the San Vicente area.