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Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva Blanco by Lopez de Heredia 2003

Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva Blanco

by Lopez de Heredia 2003

Producer : Lopez de Heredia

Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Soft Cheese, White Meat

Tasting Notes

"Color: bright yellow. 
Aroma: expressive, ripe fruit, spicy, fine reductive notes, dried flowers. 
Boca: flavourful, good acidity, long, ripe fruit, fine bitter notes."

94 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 2017

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Lopez de Heredia
Region Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Smooth and silky whites
Vintage 2003
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 10% Malvasia, 90% Viura
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $359.70

The Producer

Lopez de Heredia

For 145 years, López de Heredia has stood as one of the most significant and highly sought-after producers in the Rioja region. They possess all 170 hectares of the vineyards they cultivate, with some vines dating back a century, and have maintained a tradition of working without chemical intervention for generations. The sustainability practices embraced by younger producers today have been integral to López de Heredia's production since its inception.

What sets these wines apart, contributing significantly to their widespread demand, is the extensive aging process before they are released. To provide context, the legal requirement for a Gran Reserva Rioja dictates a minimum aging period of two years in barrels and two years in bottles (a total of four years at least). López de Heredia, however, unveils their Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja after an impressive twenty years. Therefore, the 2001 vintage we present here represents their latest Gran Reserva release and the first since 1996. Enjoying these wines is a truly unique experience, as they encapsulate bottled history in every sip.

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