The Bodegas López Cristóbal winery is the result of a family dream to start a winery, which was realized by Santiago López and his wife Lola Cristóbal. The López family originated in the town of Roa de Duero where there family´s ancestors date back to the early 1920s. The López family dedicated their lives to their country farm.
The Bodegas López Cristóbal winery was founded in 1994 on this same farm where the winery is located today. Santiago López, this winery´s agricultural engineer, began his career in the 1980s making wine under the Ribera del Duero DO of Spain until he decided to make his own wine independently from other winemakers. Today, both of his children, Galo and Francisco, have taken the leading role at this winery and have dedicated their lives to constantly improving their vineyards and winemaking processes.
The Bodega López Cristóbal winery in the Ribera del Duero has 50 hectares of grapevines, of which 48 are Tempranillo (Tinta del País). The remaining two hectares are Merlot and Albillo grapes. All of these grapevines are located within the Roa del Duero at 9 different vineyards that each feature different soil compositions.
The soils at all of these vineyards however are calcareous and full of silt and clays. These unique soils provide for excellent minerality in the red wines by the Bodegas López Cristóbal, providing them with unparalleled complexities.
This family owned bodega dates from the 1980s, at about the same time as Ribera del Duero received its DO. They own 50 hectares of their own vineyards in calcareous soils at high altitude, and grapes are always picked manually and thoroughly sorted before fermentation. This takes place in stainless steel tanks before the wine is aged in oak.
This family owned bodega produces fine quality wines from its 50 hectares of high altitude calcareous soils in Ribera del Duero. The very attractive bodega has all the modern equipment you would expect and it is used to make the most of the hand picked grapes from individual parcels and these are bottled as single vineyard wines.
Bagús is a Red Wine made by wineries López Cristóbal with Tempranillo. The vineyards have more than 80 years of life. It has remained for 14 months in new French oak barrels 80% and American 20%, in addition to rounding another 18 months in the bottle.