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'R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia-Viña Gravonia 2001' A White Rioja With Lots of History

This winery from Rioja dates back to 1877 when its founder 'Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta' started the vineyard and the construction of their facility. With almost 135 years in the wine making industry today 'R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia' wines are some of the most refined and renowned around the world. 'Viña Tondonia' is a beautiful vineyard of over 100 hectares, situated on the right banks of the Ebro river, where some of the best Rioja wines are grown. Apart from 'Tondonia', 'R. López de Heredia' owns three more vineyards also set in the Rioja Alta region. These are the "Viña Cubillo", "Viña Bosconia" and "Viña Zaconia".

This wine is 100% made with estate grown Viura grapes and in limited quantities of 29,000 bottles per vintage. The color is pale gold with fresh and sweet notes on the nose. Complex and developed with a fruity light sweet taste. Most remarkable notes: plum and raspberries. This wine pairs nicely with seafood, risotto and salads. On a scale from 0-10 we give this wine an 8.8. Retail Price Range in the U.S.: $19-23 and fairly easy to find at reputable wine stores in major cities of the U.S.