2001 R. Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 750ml

Spain - Rioja/ Red / Tempranillo   |     Watch

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/08/2012
Drink Dates: 2009-2021
medium bodied. musty cherries, medicinal taste, mild tannins.

Average rating: , based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

14 bottles owned by 7 collectors.

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About This Producer


For over one hundred and thirty years, three generations of the Lopez de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines.

Vina Tondonia is the bodega's most famous vineyard and product. 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. Apart from Tondonia, Lopez de Heredia owns three more vineyards, all of which are also set in the Rioja Alta region. These are the "Vina Cubillo," "Vina Bosconia" and "Vina Zaconia."

The estate uses typical Rioja varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo for reds, and Viura and Malvasia for whites. Vineyard care, a scrupulous selection of grapes, aging in oak barrels in the heart of deep underground galleries, and further aging in bottles, all contribute to making these illustrious wines with their exceptional bouquet.

Wine Varietal: Tempranillo


Tempranillo is Spain's noble grape. Grown mostly in northern Spain, some of the best Tempranillo wine comes from the regions of Rioja and the Ribera del Duero. This grape enjoys cooler climates and is sensitive to pests and adverse weather conditions. While Tempranillo can be bottled alone, it is often blended with other Spanish grapes such as Grenache, Carignan, and more recently, Cabernet Sauvignon. Tempranillo is also grown in the Duero region of Portugal where the grapes are commonly blended to make Port. Tempranillo wines may be consumed young, but are regarded as being at their best when aged. There are a multitude of synonyms for Tempranillo depending on where it is grown. Typical descriptors for Tempranillo include berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather, meat and herbs.

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