López de Heredia: 140 Years of Tradition in Exceptional Rioja Wines, Guided by Maria José.
Vibrant red, slightly leaning towards amber. The complex bouquet offers dried fruits, plum with hints of vanilla, toast, and floral accents. Medium-bodied, it is rich and powerful with firm tannins, yet maintains a lot of finesse. A well-balanced wine with a smooth finish.
- 95 Tim Atkin
- 94 Points Parker
Cellaring: Now to 2029
Food Pairing: Goes well with all meat dishes, prepared in any way. A perfect partner for a Leg of Lamb stuffed with wild garlic, rosemary, and anchovies.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
After 140 years of production and managed by 4 generations of the López de Heredia family. “Tondonia” is now a byword for exceptional Rioja the world over. Now run by the friendly yet formidable Maria José, one of the keys to their success has been a winemaking philosophy firmly entrenched in traditional methods. Says Maria José, “We continue to cultivate the vineyards and indeed make our wines following the techniques and philosophies laid down over 140 years ago”. With this much success behind them, there may be a lesson here for us all.