Viña Bosconia is harvested from a single vineyard, El Bosque. It's a blend of Tempranillo, with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, grown on clay and limestone soils, in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria mountains. Like all of López de Heredia's wines, it is aged far longer than legally necessary — at any other winery, a wine aged this long would qualify as a gran reserva
Bright red fruit, balanced by tannins that seem to be playing at rusticity—integrated with just an edge of grip. Among the ripe cherry and cassis fruit, there's a savory, verdant quality, some eucalyptus and cedar. While you can cellar this for decades, it is delightful to drink now.
2009 was a good and plentiful vintage in Rioja, thanks to consistently warm weather during the summer and quenching rains just before harvest. Its official rating is 'Very Good' according to the DOCa.
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