Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia

Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza 2008


exotisch & aromatisch
Viura 100%
12,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2036
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 95/100
Tim Atkin: 94/100
Parker: 94/100
Suckling: 94/100
Winespectator: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza 2008


Lobenberg: Bei Tondonia halten die Weißweine so lang wie die Rotweine, auch sie durchlaufen auf der Flasche eine permanente Weiterentwicklung. Wenn ich ehrlich bin faszinieren mich die Weißen hier noch mehr als die so komplexen Roten, weil sie noch eigenwilliger und individueller sind. Tolle Schärfe und Salz, knackige Säure mit Honignoten und Bienenwachs dazu, Kräuter der Provence. Magische Unikate. 95/100


Tim Atkin über: Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza

-- Tim Atkin: Produced in the cooler 2008 vintage, this is even fresher and more ageworthy than the impressive 2007 Gravonia release. Made entirely from Viura and aged in large wooden barrels, it’s saline, savoury and complex with classic beeswax, almond paste and citrus complexity. E ortlessly refreshing. 94/100


Parker über: Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza

-- Parker: The first white I tasted was the 2008 Viña Gravonia Blanco, a true bargain traditional oak-aged Rioja from very old Viura vines (90 years old!) on gravel soils. 2008 was a healthy vintage, which resulted in a slightly smaller crop than 2007, and the white grapes were picked starting on October 9th. They have never added yeasts to their wines, and this fermented in centenary oak vats and matured in used barriques for four years. It was bottled unfiltered. It has the right balance between youth and freshness and the more-developed aromas. The notes of dried flowers, honey, nuts and petrol are intermixed with aromas of quince, medlar and other yellow fruit, with hints of saffron and spices, quite developed. The palate is very tasty, and it ends with a salty finish. This is a cool vintage, where the wines show very good freshness. They do their blends to achieve a homogeneous style that shows the fresh and mineral character of the Gravonia vineyard. Year in, year out, this is one of the greatest bargains in Rioja and Spain. 94/100


Suckling über: Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza

-- Suckling: Aromas of candied orange, lemon curd and vanilla custard lead into a medium-bodied, but extremely textural wine with an exciting interplay of tannins, acidity and minerals to create a very elegant whole. Super long finish! Drink or hold. 94/100


Winespectator über: Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza

-- Winespectator: Rich and firm, this white shows complex flavors of dried apple, creamed pear, heather, white tea, coconut and vanilla. Juicy acidity and light tannins keep this focused, providing structure for the long haul. A lovely example of the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 93/100

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Lopez de Heredia – Vina Tondonia

Das Weingut „López de Heredia“ wurde im Jahre 1877 in Haro gegründet, um die Jahrhundertwende galt das Unternehmen durch französische Kellereitechnik als Technologieführer. Heute wird die Firma in vierter Generation von María José López de Heredia geführt.