Bodegas Lopez de Heredia make some of the most wonderful and unique styles of wine in the world. Tondonia itself is the bodega’s largest and most famous vineyard, as well as being one of the most spectacular locations in the Rioja region, in a shell on alluvial slopes overlooking the River Ebro.
2005 was another excellent vintage at Tondonia, following on from the sensational 2004, and this is evident when tasting this superb wine. Classic Tondonia Tinto Reserva notes of leather, cured meat and spice mingle with warm, macerated red fruits on the nose. Tondonia’s extended ageing process results in a wine that is not about fruit but has so much complexity, so much character that it is impossible to put down. This is a wine that will hold for at least a decade more. It is, put simply, glorious, traditional, elegant Rioja.
Origin: La Rioja / Spain
Grapes: Tempranillo / Garnacha / Mazuelo / Graciano