Alberto López Calvo
Alberto López Calvo wines have great ageing potential. They are full, silky and their round tannins perfectly combine fruit and wood, both in the mouth and on the nose. They are the result of a blend of three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Each grape variety is vatted separately, de-stemmed and macerated throughout the alcoholic fermentation, which happens in fibreglass vats. The three grape varieties are blended in the same vat during the winter. In the spring the wine is moved into French oak barrels (about fifteen years old) where the malolactic fermentation is completed during the summer. Depending on the vintage, the wines spend mature between 24 and 42 months.
Once bottled, they are laid down for 2 to 4 years in our bottle dormitories before being marketed.
75% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot