Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva
Rioja’s most sought after white wine
We recommend decanting
Style Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2011
Characteristics Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva
Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is a white wine produced by the Viña Tondonia winery in the D.O Rioja. The winery is located in the town of Haro (Rioja Alta) and is one of the most prestigious in Spain.
Viña Tondonia is a historic winery, the first in the town of Haro at the third in Rioja. The exceptional and consistent quality of their wines is a testament to their 137 years of experience in the industry.
Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is part of this great tradition at the winery, and is one of the wines with a very long ageing, that results in an authentic and consistent wines.
Viña Tondonia Rerseva Blanco is blend of 2 different grapes varieties: Malvasía and Viura, although the latter clearly dominates. Both varieties are native to the region, which is a basic condition of the winery. The grapes used are taken from the Viña Tondonia estate, a majestic vineyard of 100 hectares that was planted over one hundred years ago in 1913 on the right banks of the river Ebro.
The harvest is carried out manually and with care, as to avoid that the grapes breaking, rupturing or spontaneously fermenting prior to arriving at the winery. In regards to the production of this wine, fermentation takes place in small oak vats using native yeasts from the vines for 7 days. Fermentation takes place without the skins, to avoid excessive colouration. After the various phases of the winemaking process have been carried out, Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is aged for 6 years in 225litre capacity Bordeaux oak barrels, made at the winery. While the wine is ageing, it is racked twice a year.
Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is a white wine with an almost unlimited evolution in the bottle. A special Rioja, it is exquisite.
Real reviews from customers who have purchased this product
Ratings Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva
Tasting notes Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva
Yellow, clean, bright, with some golden highlights.
Very elegant and complex nose. Hints of honey and dried apricots. Citrus. Lemon, orange compote. Notes of hazelnuts on a very delicate wooden background.
The palate is a thick, tasty wine. Rich and round. With a magnificent acidity.
Clean and bright amber.
Complex nose of medium intensity and prevalence of toasted with roasted undertones, honey, ripe fruit, apricot, peach and some citrus notes.
Intense and beautiful golden yellow colour. Clean and very bright wine with abundant tears.
Medium-high intensity nasal aromas, in which initially, the toasted aromas are dominant. Little by little, its nice notes of ripe fruit appear, completed and rounded by the hints of honey, dried apricots, nuts, ripe and dry citrus peels and soft nuances of withered white flowers. Some aromas of moisturised earth and smoke and complex and interesting subtle grassy notes are also noticed.
Natural amber, developed.
Fine nose, complex, highly evolved but reminding the fruit.
Others wines Viña Tondonia
In La Rioja there are large wineries and also great wineries. A handful of them are century-old, some are very well-known, some are actually quite small. We must not forget family-run wineries and the abundant harvester's wineries or "cosecheros". Viña Tondonia is many of those things, besides being a winery that has been run by the same family since its origins. Through four generations and despite the continuous and tempting offers of multinationals, for a hundred years, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia is still a single-family winery. Here, the four generations that have directed it have continued with the philosophy and the social and work principles set by its founder more than 139 years ago.