Red Wine Hop Hop 2018

Crianza red wine from Somontano. Blend of Grenache and Syrah aged for 13 months in new French oak barrels.

Crianza. 13 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Somontano
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Syrah,
ñ 91 90 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A worthy effort from bodega El Grillo y la Luna, Hop Hop is made from an equal blend of Grenache and Syrah.

The grapes are sourced from estate-owned vineyards with limestone and clayey soils situated at altitudes from 300 to 450 metres, in DO Somontano.

Hand-harvested and refrigerated on arriving at the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and selected twice before being vinified in 40 hl French oak vats. The process was started with a 5-day cold soak, after which this Spanish red wine went through alcoholic fermentation, during which the solid skin cap was periodically pumped down to enhance the extraction of tannin and colour.

Once malolactic fermentation was completed, this Crianza red wine was macerated for 30 days with the lees and the skins.

Finally, Hip Hop 2018 was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels, with periodic stirrings of the lees over the first 5 months.

Pair this red wine from Somontano with game dishes and roast recipes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Hop Hop is medium purple with a violet rim. 


Deep and enticing, this blend of Grenahce and Syrah has layers of raspberries, plums and spices, with a note of earth and dried herbs.


Intense and textured, this wine from bodega El Grillo y la Luna is full-bodied and spicy, with lively cedar and cinnamon, red berries and a pinch of liquorice. Grainy tannins, lively acidity and long balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

A modern Somontano, Hop Hop 2018 will be a great accompaniment for a substantial meal.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Somontano
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 13
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 91
Other guides J.Suckling 90.
Percentage of variety Garnacha 50%, Syrah 50%.
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Age-worthy Somontano
Serious wine with nice potential to grow in the bottle. Picture a combination of northern and southern Rhone with an earthy twist.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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