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R. Lopez de Heredia, 'Vina Tondonia' Rioja Blanco Reserva 2010
Spain / White

R. Lopez de Heredia, 'Vina Tondonia' Rioja Blanco Reserva 2010

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from Bowler Wine:

"Lopez de Heredia - one of the most venerable producers in Spain– produces traditional, age-worthy Rioja. Their wines are legendary and still made the way they were when the winery was founded over 130 years ago. Following a tradition that has been passed down through generations, their wines are released at least 5-10 years after harvest, which provides added complexity and elegance to their Crianzas and Gran Reservas.

A rarity in Rioja, Lopez de Heredia uses only estate bottled fruit from their prized vineyards- Tondonia, Cubillo, Bosconia, and Zaconia- with the idea that the only way to get the best fruit is to care for the vines themselves. The Tondonia vineyard is their most famous; over 100 hectares, it is situated in a shell-shaped depression on the right bank of the river Ebro, where the most typical Rioja wines are grown. The soil is alluvial clay with a high proportion of limestone. Average vine age is 45 years old and organic farming and natural fermentations are implemented, creating wines that exhibit great terroir. Grapes from Viña Tondonia are always used in making their highest quality wines, with truly exceptional vintages becoming Gran Reservas. The first Reserva was bottled by the founder in 1890; a few bottles of this are still kept in the family wine museum."

Country
Spain
Sub-Region
Rioja Alta
Region
Rioja
Varieties
Viura, Malvasía
Farming
Practicing Organic
Soil
Alluvial clay and limestone
Winemaking
Aged 6 years in barrels, being racked twice a year. Lightly fined, unfiltered, cellared in bottle until release.