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Bodegas R Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco 2008

12.5% abv

“The 2008 Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva has a subtle and elegant nose, shyer than the 2009, a little closed and undeveloped. It’s a year with more acidity and less ripeness, with a combination of citrus and honey and a very dry sensation in the palate, a chalky mouthfeel. This feels undeveloped and in need of time in bottle to develop more nuance and complexity. This is a cooler and sharper wine than the 2012 Gravonia or the 2009 Tondonia Blanco. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.” Drink 2022 – 2029
95 + Points, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, Oct 2020

Winery Note
It was considered by The Regulating Council as a GOOD Vintage. This year we were producing from 155 ha. of the 170 own by us in our 4 vineyards: “Viña Tondonia”, “Viña Cubillo”, “Viña Gravonia” y “Viña Bosconia”. The yields were very high considering that this year could have been more difficult due to the heat wave that affected our vineyards from May until the beginning of September. The vines recovered thanks to the rain of the month of September. The harvest started in September 24th and lasted until October 23rd. Therefore, it was one of the longest harvests in the history of our house. This was due to the fact that we wanted the grapes to take maximum advantage of the late September rain. Our experience due to the fact that our vineyards age average is quite high allow the vines to survive without suffering hydric stress and made rich and round wines capable to be stored for a long time.

£50.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Good stock

Founded in 1877 by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, Snr López established the legendary Tondonia vineyards on the alluvial slopes overlooking the River Ebro on the cusp of the Alta and Alavesa wine sub-regions. A visionary and a romantic, his aspirations were impressive- for not just his wines but architecturally as well. His family continue his legacy and spirit led by sisters Maria Jose & Mercedes and this is without question one of the great wineries of not only Spain but the world.

The Lopez de Heredia portfolio extends over four autonomous vineyard areas, of which Tondonia is both the largest and the most famous.The other three are Cubillo, Bosconia and Gravonia; each with distinctive terroir and aspect and differing grape composition and styles of wine. The estate has 170 hectares of vineyards with 124 in production.

Wines are fermented in old wooden casks, often centenarian, and aged for a long period (as they always have been) including some years in one of the 14,000 + barrels in the labyrinth of cellars - over 6,000 square feet - under the winery that span out towards the banks of the Ebro River. The most traditional of all wineries. Their heritage and stability of process, people and supreme quality are a hallmark of each of their wines.

Reference #:
13682
Strength
12.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Macabeo (Viura), Malvasia
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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