R. López de Heredia Rioja White Vina Tondonia Reserva 1990

White Blends from Rioja, Spain

Price: $48.99
Item No. 102022
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

#90 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

Old gold color, balsamic rich nose, elegant and complex. The results of bottle aging are to be felt on the palate, this white Reserva exhibits all the qualities of a well-rounded, densely sophisticated wine.

Gastronomy: Fish and shellfish.

Critical Acclaim

"Brioche, chamomile and dried pear flavors are rich and expressive in this polished white. Silky and fresh on the palate, with a haunting honeyed and floral finish. Best on its own, as a meditation wine. Drink now. 1,666 cases made. "
93 Points

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Learn About R. López de Heredia Map ItMap It

It all started in the middle of the nineteenth century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. Our founder, Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of wine making, followed closely in their...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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