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Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva

Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva
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Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva
White wine Gran Reserva. 120 months in oak barrels.
Variety: Malvasía,  Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.0%
White wine Gran Reserva. 120 months in oak barrels.
Variety: Malvasía,  Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.0%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

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  • Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva 1996
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    73,76 $

    • Parker 95
    • Suckling 98
  • Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva 1996
    • Parker 95
    • Suckling 98
    73,76 $

Characteristics of Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva

Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva is a white wine produced by the Viña Tondonia winery in the D.O.Ca Rioja. The winery is situated in Haro (Rioja Alta), one of the most prestigious and privileged areas for the cultivation of vines in Spain. Viña Tondonia is a historic winery, the first in Haro and the third in la Rioja. The quality of their wines is a true testament to their 137 history.

This wine is a blend the two typical white riojan varieties different grape varieties: Viura and Malvasía. The grapes come from the majestic Viña Tondonia estate. The well-known Riojan estate spans across 100 hectares and borders the river Ebro as it passes through Haro, and is crowned by the Tondonia castle.

The harvest is carried out manually, with the grapes moved to the winery in 100kg poplar wooden boxes, the traditional way. The grapes ferment without the stems of skins in 60hl oak vats using native yeasts from the vineyards for 7 days at temperatures no higher than 36ºC.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva is then aged for 10 years in American oak barrels, racked annually. López de Heredia is one of the few wineries that continues to produce their barrels using their own cooper. The barrels rest in the silence of the cellar, dug into the rock, at a constant temperature of 12ºC throughout the year.

Once the wine has been aged, Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva is clarified with fresh eggs before being bottled. The wine then rests for a further 9 years in the depths of the winery before being placed onto the market.

Viña Tondonia is a very special Riojan white wine, aged for 20 years it is practically a museum piece. This is truly a little piece of history from this historic winery. Despite its great age, it is a wine that will continue to evolve.


Serve at 14ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Boiled seafood, Roasted chicken, Pasta with fish sauce, Duck, Grilled white fish, Soupy rice, Cod, Roasted turkey, Eggs, Blue fish, Fish rices

Tasting notes Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva

Sight Gold colour, with some amber reflections. Clean, very dense tear. Nose The nose is shy. At first not too strong, but little by little it opens and shows all its glory. Almonds, vanilla, laurel, citrus, honey, anise, flowers. Taste The palate is a round white wine. Complex, rich, creamy, balanced, powerful. Dry, with good acidity. Stewed fruit, nuts, and toasted notes, vanilla. Long and persistent.
Sight Old gold almost amber colour. Nose In the nose, this wine shows very persistent, very perfumed and sweet aromas. Taste Round, soft and fine wine with very persistent sensations.

Ratings

  • Parker 95
  • Suckling 98
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 96
  • Parker 93

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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