2004 Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco, R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja

2004 Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco, R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja

Critic score
94/100 info
From a client
5 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Rioja, Spain
  • Grape
    90% Viura/Macabeo
    10% Malvasia
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2028info
  • Colour
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

10% of very old Malvasía Riojana provides a unique perfume and sophistication. It feels very young and primary, impossible to guess its age. The Viura is similar to the one from Gravonia, old and on clay and limestone soils; the white grapes always on whiter, stonier soils. Fermentation was carried out in their 140-year-old oak vats with natural yeasts (a constant here), where it goes through malolactic fermentation. The nose seems less developed than in the 2007 Gravonia, younger and livelier. Even after six years in oak, the wine is not oaky, but the aromas are subtle and even a little shy. The palate is austere and it feels a little stiff, with lively acidity and pungent flavors. This feels like a superb year for this bottling, it's clear that it's a great vintage.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (August 2016)

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