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R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva - Half Bottle

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A very elegant Rioja from a Very Good vintage

Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always. 95 Points James Suckling. 

  • 95 Points Robert Paker, 95 Points James Suckling
  • Vibrant red with Vanilla and dried berry aromas
  • Aged for 6 years in oak barrels

Food Pairing: Goes well with all meat dishes however prepared. A perfect partner to a Leg of New Season Welsh Lamb stuffed with wild garlic, rosemary and anchovies.

Cellaring: up to 10 years.

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

This vintage was qualified as VERY GOOD by the DOC Rioja Board. Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta founded Viña Tondonia in the years 1913-14.  Tondonia was to become the bodega´s most famous vineyard and product.  Viña Tondonia is a beautiful vineyard of over 100 hectares, situated on the right bank of the river Ebro, where the most typical Rioja wines are grown.

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