José Luis Ripa, Vino Rosado, Rioja, Spain 2017
Lopez de Heredia Rosado...did we catch your attention?
José Luis Ripa Sáenz de Navarrete has seen the ins and outs of Rioja and knows its wine making history like no one else, having worked for many years with some of the most reputable houses in the region (full disclosure, he is married to Maria Jose Lopez de Heredia). After seeing the many facets of the business he decided to create a label and make his own wine, a classic Spanish Aged Rosado from vineyards grown in one hectare in the Najerilla Valley, in Rioja Alta, which gets released with a little bit of bottle age.
Grape: 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo grapes from two 30+-year-old vines, bush-pruned, and located in Rioja Alta
Soil: soils are of calcareous clay type and have a slightly higher iron percentage than the rest of the district.