R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura

9.239 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Viura
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

The white wines from LdH are rarely boring and this example of the 2009 Gravonia is no exception. It’s always fun to see casual wine drinkers reactions. Most can’t tell if they love them or hate them. 100% Viura, this bottle poured a deep golden color. Notes of ripe melon, funky cheese, roasted nuts and damp basement on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with a somewhat waxy texture. Notes of melon, lemon, ginger gummies and nuts. Lovely acid. Finish is long. A wine with real character and substance. A wine that makes you think.

The white wines from LdH are rarely boring and this example of the 2009 Gravonia is no exception. It’s always fun to see casual wine drinkers reactions. Most can’t tell if they love them or hate them. 100% Viura, this bottle poured a deep golden color. Notes of ripe melon, funky cheese, roasted nuts and damp basement on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with a somewhat waxy texture. Notes of melon, lemon, ginger gummies and nuts. Lovely acid. Finish is long. A wine with real character and substance. A wine that makes you think.

Sep 18th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Splendid savory saltiness. Almond paste nose. Only a little concentration and roasted complexity between this and the Tondonia Blanco.

Splendid savory saltiness. Almond paste nose. Only a little concentration and roasted complexity between this and the Tondonia Blanco.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Hay, mushrooms, carmelized lemon. Oxidized and nutty, with such an impressive finish, like a buttered biscuit. Goes on forever. Slightly thin midpalate, only in comparison to the finish. Otherwise beautiful. With time, a floral aroma joins in, with citrus blossom and dried apricot.

Hay, mushrooms, carmelized lemon. Oxidized and nutty, with such an impressive finish, like a buttered biscuit. Goes on forever. Slightly thin midpalate, only in comparison to the finish. Otherwise beautiful. With time, a floral aroma joins in, with citrus blossom and dried apricot.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Gorgeous, rich, distinguished / BIG OXIDATION / honeyed, nutty, with a punctuated brininess on the finish. STUNNER, especially at this value 🥇

Gorgeous, rich, distinguished / BIG OXIDATION / honeyed, nutty, with a punctuated brininess on the finish. STUNNER, especially at this value 🥇

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2019
Jakub Kalinowski

Rich gold in colour & nicely evolved.
Waxy yet fresh, hints of (over)ripe yellow plums, a bit of bruised apple, quite sweet on the nose, fresh nuts, a whiff of rancio.
On the palate this is vivid, with great energy & precision, rich yet so fresh, juicy,.
So complex yet so drinkable. Great depth. Amazing.
A wine for meditation. But I’ll have it with charcoal grilled turbot ;)

Rich gold in colour & nicely evolved.
Waxy yet fresh, hints of (over)ripe yellow plums, a bit of bruised apple, quite sweet on the nose, fresh nuts, a whiff of rancio.
On the palate this is vivid, with great energy & precision, rich yet so fresh, juicy,.
So complex yet so drinkable. Great depth. Amazing.
A wine for meditation. But I’ll have it with charcoal grilled turbot ;)

Aug 3rd, 2022
Jared O'Connell

Love this stuff. Rich brown butter toasted almond with some petrol on the nose + meyer lemon, stone fruit, brine. Oatmeal! Layers of acidic stone fruit and sweet pears, nice minerality on top of a toasty creme brûlée. Long finish ugh so good.

Love this stuff. Rich brown butter toasted almond with some petrol on the nose + meyer lemon, stone fruit, brine. Oatmeal! Layers of acidic stone fruit and sweet pears, nice minerality on top of a toasty creme brûlée. Long finish ugh so good.

Oct 18th, 2020
Stuart Scheff

Not stored properly and on the edge of turning. Too bad as I was looking forward to this one

Not stored properly and on the edge of turning. Too bad as I was looking forward to this one

Jul 26th, 2020
Raitt

Too old

Too old

May 23rd, 2020
William hines

Rich and nutty.

Rich and nutty.

May 1st, 2020
Shafiq Perry

Awesome

Awesome

Apr 4th, 2020