Classicas Hacienda López de Haro

Gran Reserva Blanco 2013

  • Varieties: Viura, Malvasía and Garnacha Blanca.
  • Ageing: Three years in Bordeaux barrels and a further three years in the bottle. The oaks of the Quecus petraea species come from a special selection of forests in France and Eastern Europe; one third new, one third used once and another third twice.
  • Vineyard: Goblet trained old vines, some of them planted on the old “planting frame” or “square” (1.6 × 1.6 m.) and impossible to use machinery, with an average age of 65. Located on the limestone soils of the Sonsierra and ferrous clay terraces of the Alto Najerilla at high altitude, hanging from the slopes of the Sierra de la Demanda facing north.

Tasting notes

  • Colour: Yellow with a golden hue, very bright and with grayish nuances on the rim.
  • Nose: The consequence of a lengthy evolution in barrel and bottle, this wine has a plethora of nuances and a high level of complexity. Chamomile and dried flower fragrances stand out, with a smoky and leaf litter background. Fresh citrus aromas and ripe fruits with hints of dates and figs are also present. Finally, its salty nature shines through, providing a strong draw and engulfing all of its complexities.
  • Palate: Great fullness on attack, with very silky, sweet sensations. However, its good acidity balances off the early sensations and creates a powerful mouth feel. On the finish, the texture of the wood becomes more apparent, as does the toasted character, which gives a final touch of complexity. A truly persistent wine, with a lot of personality and authenticity.