Lopez de Haro Reserva from Spain’s prestigious Rioja region is a wood-burnished red blend with smooth tannins.
This is a fine example of traditional Rioja grown on the clay/limestone slopes and terraces of the Rioja Alta. A classic red blend of old-vine Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano, it is given generous ageing in French and American oak. The result is a harmonious, mellow wine with layers of the ‘raspberry and cream’ flavours that make Rioja so irresistible. The historic, premium region of Rioja (say Ree-o-ha) is the place to source wines with the softening and complexity that comes with time spent in oak and bottle. This medium-weight beauty is perfect for a lovingly simmered lamb stew, chorizo pilaf or aged Manchego cheese.