Bodega Lopez Heredia – Rioja

Possibly the most famous of all Rioja producers, and certainly the most eccentrically traditional, López de Heredia have been crafting wonderful red and white Riojas from their ancient vineyards in Rioja Alta since 1913. Key to their unique style are their 100% – owned bush vines with an average age of 40 years; perfect south-facing vineyards on a hillside leading down to the Ebro River; and the myriad of large old wooden vats where their wines spend years patiently fermenting and ageing before being bottled. Everything here is done naturally, in almost the same way as the wines were made 100 years ago.