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R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA VINA TONDONIA RESERVA TINTO 2005

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R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA VINA TONDONIA RESERVA TINTO 2005Cork

A stunning wine from Legendary producers.

Rioja, Spain
2005
12.5% ABV.
75% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 10% Mazuelo
75cl

£29.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber in colour. The nose has a light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. The palate is rich, very dry, smooth and well developed with firm tannins and good balance.

About the wine:

Winemakers Notes.

'Classified by The Regulating Council as EXCELLENT, as well as the previous year. This harvest was not only good in quality but in quantity both in our own vineyards and in the whole D.O. Rioja. From the 170 ha that we own, in 2005 we had 154 in production. The volume of the harvest in 2005 was slightly smaller than 2004, due to the pollination. The vegetative cycle was perfect with no problems during all year. The harvest started 10 days in advance from a normal year starting on September 24th with the White grapes and on September 27th with the red grapes in Viña Tondonia. We finished harvesting Viña Cubillo in October 22nd. We suffered a big storm on October the 12th that delayed the finalizing but didn’t damage the quality. The grapes entered the winery with a good concentration of color, balance of alcohol content and acidity and good color intensity. All of this made great wines with high vocation of ageing.'

Aged in barrels for 6 years, racked twice yearly, fined with egg whites. 

About the producer:

For 140 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Masterpieces which have achieved that which the founder of the company, Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, defined in the late nineteenth century as the "Supreme Rioja". Vineyard care, a scrupulous selection of grapes, ageing in oak barrels in the heart of deep underground galleries, and the later ageing in bottles, all contribute to making these illustrious wines with their exceptional bouquet.

Food match:

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.

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