Viña Tondonia Reserva 200875cl
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|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2008 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||Viña Tondonia - Bodegas R. López de Heredia|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo|
|Tim Atkin Score:||97|
|James Suckling Score:||95|
Description of Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008
Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008 (Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)
- View: bright ruby color with light amber.
- Nose: Very fine, fresh, light toast and vanilla aromas. Very persistent.
- Mouth: Very dry, soft, round and developed.
APPELLATION: Rioja (La Rioja, Spain).
VINEYARD: Vineyard Tondonia.
GRAPES: 70% Tempranillo, Grenache 20%, 10% Graciano, Mazuelo.
AGEING: Aged for 6 years in oak barrels. Underwent two rackings per year.
PREPARATION: The harvest began on October 9 and ended on 30 October. Once in the winery the grapes undergo a despalillador to remove the scratch and wort ferments with skins in large oak vats of 240 hectoliters.
WINE PAIRING: Ideal to combine all types of meat, pasta in red sauce, sausages and stews.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ° C
How to serve
Viña Tondonia is choice, and love. 2 words that became the Bible of wines, maximum R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia has been and is preaching for over a century. More than one hundred years in which, through four generations and despite continuous and tempting offers from multinational companies to absorb all these types of businesses, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia winery remains a family home in which the four generations that have gone, have pursued the highest philosophy and social work and implemented by its founder more than 132 years.More about the Winery
The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more definition and precision here.View more