R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Crianza Blanco 'Viña Gravonia' 2014
A lot has changed in Rioja in the past twenty years. New oak, younger, simpler, fruit-driven wines. But none of that has touched Lopez de Heredia, the region's most steadfastly traditional producer, and arguably the best. They continue to make wine exactly how they have done for the last 140-odd years. There is no new French oak here - all the barrels are traditional, old American wood. And where most producers release their wine as soon as it qualifies for 'Reserva' status, Lopez de Heredia keep it far longer, only making it available when they believe it is ready. They make several wines from different sites. This white Crianza from the Cubillo vineyard is a great example of traditional white Rioja, with complex, toasty aromas from extended oak ageing.
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