R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994 Front Label
R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994 Front Label

R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994

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750ML / 12% ABV
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750ML / 12% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light, fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and balance.

Goes well with all meat dishes irrespective of their preparation.

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1994 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva has an elegant bouquet with light red cherries, orange blossom, mahogany bureau and burnt buttered toast. The palate has a meaty, savory entry with crisp tannins and racy acidity. It displays superb structure towards the finish where one finds notes of bitter lemon, orange peel and sage. Delicious! Drink now-2030+.
W&S 95
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There was a time when some of the greatest wines of Rioja were white, aged to levels of complexity that would drive even the most dour Spanish royal to drink. Today, the only winery to mintain such treasures in current release R. Lopez Heredia. Now entering its third decade, this wine is insanely rich, with a heady fragrance that blends peach skin, litchi, kumquat and leather. The texture is round and supple, the oak-aged fruit character lasting with delicacy and persistence. A rarity within reach.
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R. Lopez de Heredia, Spain
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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 footsteps.

Don Rafael fell in love with the region and especially the area around Haro, the mythical capital of the Rioja Alta region. He observed that there was a magical combination of soil and climate that would offer the perfect environment for producing wine that would eventually become world famous. Around 1877 he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the López de Heredia bodega (winery), the oldest in Haro and one of the first three houses in the Rioja region.

For over a century our emotions have been rooted in our love and passion for this land and its harvest. We cherish our heritage, and this combination of love and the rigorous quality standards we apply, have become our trademark and remains our maxim for today and the future.

Bodegas López de Heredia stands out as one of the few family-run bodegas regulated by the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja - DOC (Appellation region).

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Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.

Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.

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