R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia
Organic New-Arrivals

López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2011


Producer, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Region, Spain\Rioja\Rioja Alta

Alcohol, 13.0

Varieties, Red

Closure, Cork

Character, Savory and Classic

Food pairing, Lamb


  • Tempranillo

López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2011

Critic tasting note: " Style, pleasant, defined aromas, with personality, age nuances, classic. Colour, Cherry, orangey edge. Aroma, expressive, spicy, dried herbs, fine reductive notes. Flavour, opulent, full of life, good acidity, classic aged character. " - 93/100, Guia Penin

This family-owned winery makes highly individual wines in a style essentially unchanged since its inception in 1877. They grow all their grapes using organic methods, ferment using only natural yeasts and do not filter their wines. They employ four full-time coopers to make their barrels. Gravonia, Tondonia, Bosconia and Cubillo are all individual vineyards which have been in the family for generations. . These are uniquely traditional Riojas of massive, boundary-crossing repute. Both red and white are capable of staggering longevity. We are immensely proud to represent them. The only rub is that the estate’s uniqueness has now become universally recognised with a resultant run on stocks. Even with the producer’s necessity to raise prices,the prices remain entirely reasonable for uniquely great wines sold at peak maturity.