2006 Lopez de Heredia “Tondonia” Reserva Rioja
Lopez de Heredia is heralded as the most desirable bodega for old school Rioja Alta by wine enthusiasts the world over, and for good resaon. With over 144 years of winemaking tradition and experience under their belt, they are serious about winemaking and Rioja’s sense of place. They produce an incredible spread of white, rosado, and red wines in a variety of unique styles.
‘Tondonia’ is their top vineyard site, most acclaimed and absolutely stunning. The blend is made up of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, and a mix of 10% Graciano and Manzuelo. As is standard practice at Lopez de Heredia, Tondonia Reserva is aged longer than deemed necessary to be classified as a Reserva by the D.O. and thus results in a deliciously developed wine with plenty of savoury secondary notes alongside dried berries, herbs and hints of vanilla spice.