López de Heredia - Viña Tondonia Reserva White 75cl
Winery: López de Heredia
Grapes: 90% Macabeo 10% Malvasia
Region: Spain / Rioja
Wine Style: Spanish Rioja White
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Food Pairing: Spicied dishes, Risottos, Soft cheeses, White fish, Rice dishes, Aperitif, White meats, Oily fish.
Description: Viña Tondonia Rerseva Blanco is blend of 2 different grapes varieties: Malvasía and Viura (macabeo), although the latter clearly dominates. Both varieties are native to the region, which is a basic condition of the winery. The grapes used are taken from the Viña Tondonia estate, a majestic vineyard of 100 hectares that was planted over one hundred years ago in 1913 on the right banks of the river Ebro.
The harvest is carried out manually and with care, as to avoid that the grapes breaking, rupturing or spontaneously fermenting prior to arriving at the winery. In regards to the production of this wine, fermentation takes place in small oak vats using native yeasts from the vines for 7 days. Fermentation takes place without the skins, to avoid excessive colouration. After the various phases of the winemaking process have been carried out, Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is aged for 6 years in 225litre capacity Bordeaux oak barrels, made at the winery. While the wine is ageing, it is racked twice a year.
Following the ageing process, Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is bottled without being filtered, but is clarified using fresh eggs.
Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco is a white wine with an almost unlimited evolution in the bottle. A special Rioja, it is exquisite.