Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2007Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
This winery stands wreathed in a mist of legend. Their wines are not easy to get, and almost impossible to forget. Most devotees will tell you if you can get your hands on their wines, don’t hesitate. Since 1890 – a period spanning one hundred and thirty vintages- they have only declared twenty Gran Reserva vintages. The Vina Cubillo is a Crianza from, speaking of legends, the 2010 vintage, but this Crianza will outperform Gran Reservas from a great deal of other producers.
This is the domain's most famous wine. Vina Tondonia is named for the vineyard from which it hails. This site is situated on a charming shell-shaped depression in the terrain. With any red Rioja boasting a “Reserva” classification, the wine must undergo a strict ageing requirement of at least one year in barrel and six months in bottle, totaling a minimum of three years. Lopez de Heredia has taken the ageing notion several steps further by ageing the wine for ten years, six in American oak barrels and four more in the bottle in consistent cellar temperatures. This wine could be opened now, but will continue to age gracefully in the bottle.