Lopez de Haro, Rioja Reserva

€19.99

A classic, suave, elegant, complex and approachable Rioja that is made from some of best parcels of vines in the Sonsierra sub-zone of Rioja Alta. Tempranillo and Garnacha vines with an average age of 30 years give this wine a silky texture, bright cherry colour, aromas of strawberry and vanilla, tobacco and cocoa. A refined Rioja if ever there was one and at a fantastically good price too.

Lopez de Haro is a very respected name in Spanish wine making but was only established in the mid-2000s. Such success with such speed is unusual in a classic European wine region, but with 92 points from Robert Parker for their second or third vintage, it is clear that this winery is not messing about. Starting with "why" they do what they do, they have thus far ended up with 7 independent wineries across Spain and don't particularly look like slowing down any time soon.

If you wanted to find out what the cutting edge of Spain looks like from the safety of traditional regions, then this is the perfect wine for you. If you want a traditional Rioja that is relevant to the modern day, then this, too, is a perfect wine for you. Not easy to do, is it? But that's clearly their magic... Aged for 20 months in American and French oak barrels.

Region: Rioja

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Tempranillo, Garnacha

Style: Vegan Friendly, Smooth, Rich, Medium Full, Elegant, Complex

Best food matches: Tapas, Steak, Lamb, Grills, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Beef

Alcohol: 14%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.