R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura

9.27 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Viura
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Not dissimilar to the 2008, the 2010 Viña Gravonia leaps out of the glass with a heady, intoxicating aroma of clementine, honey and smoke. And as with the 2008, the palate is a similarly rich and oxidative medley, tannic and bone-dry, with a finish that goes on for minutes. Literally: you are reminded of the wine’s presence long after your sip by a creamy, vanilla-infused aftertaste that lures you into taking another.

God, I love this wine (and, to be frank, all of those that María López de Heredia makes). It’s too young now, but that doesn’t matter. Enjoyed from a Riedel Cabernet glass with Serrano ham. This showed best (by some way) on the third night, even after a double decant on the first. For the first two nights it felt like something was being held back. It is thus imperative that these wines are decanted for some hours prior to drinking.

Once again, an incredible drinking experience.

Not dissimilar to the 2008, the 2010 Viña Gravonia leaps out of the glass with a heady, intoxicating aroma of clementine, honey and smoke. And as with the 2008, the palate is a similarly rich and oxidative medley, tannic and bone-dry, with a finish that goes on for minutes. Literally: you are reminded of the wine’s presence long after your sip by a creamy, vanilla-infused aftertaste that lures you into taking another.

God, I love this wine (and, to be frank, all of those that María López de Heredia makes). It’s too young now, but that doesn’t matter. Enjoyed from a Riedel Cabernet glass with Serrano ham. This showed best (by some way) on the third night, even after a double decant on the first. For the first two nights it felt like something was being held back. It is thus imperative that these wines are decanted for some hours prior to drinking.

Once again, an incredible drinking experience.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

An interesting white Rioja, bottled in 2016. Medium gold color with aromas of dried stone and tropical fruits with notes of baking spice and honeysuckle. On the palate flavors of candied peach and apple flavors, some lemon notes and complex spice. Well balanced, long ending with a salty nutty character. Very Nice.

An interesting white Rioja, bottled in 2016. Medium gold color with aromas of dried stone and tropical fruits with notes of baking spice and honeysuckle. On the palate flavors of candied peach and apple flavors, some lemon notes and complex spice. Well balanced, long ending with a salty nutty character. Very Nice.

Dec 9th, 2019
Martinez

A classic. 100% Viura from the Zaconia vineyard, located right outside López de Heredia’s winery in Haro. Fermented in ancient oak vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in used barrels for four years, followed by another 6 years in bottle. Complex nose with oxidative notes. Chamomile, flowers, beeswax, lemon curd. Austere on the mouth, with great acidity and freshness. Long, subtly salty finish. Amazing

A classic. 100% Viura from the Zaconia vineyard, located right outside López de Heredia’s winery in Haro. Fermented in ancient oak vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in used barrels for four years, followed by another 6 years in bottle. Complex nose with oxidative notes. Chamomile, flowers, beeswax, lemon curd. Austere on the mouth, with great acidity and freshness. Long, subtly salty finish. Amazing

May 1st, 2021
Thomas Remissong

Medium gold. Medium+, developing aromas of candied peach, banana, crushed stone, cloves, baking spices, nutty/sherry-like, honey. Dry, pronounced flavors of the same (plus a bit of petrol). Medium+ acid, no tannin, medium alcohol. Full bodied, long finish. Excellent wine. Drink now or age for a long time.

Medium gold. Medium+, developing aromas of candied peach, banana, crushed stone, cloves, baking spices, nutty/sherry-like, honey. Dry, pronounced flavors of the same (plus a bit of petrol). Medium+ acid, no tannin, medium alcohol. Full bodied, long finish. Excellent wine. Drink now or age for a long time.

Mar 18th, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

Tart apricot. Oxidative, honeyed. A baby at nearly ten years. Many rivers to cross, only lacking the grandeur, expansiveness, and suavity of its big brother.

Tart apricot. Oxidative, honeyed. A baby at nearly ten years. Many rivers to cross, only lacking the grandeur, expansiveness, and suavity of its big brother.

Oct 26th, 2019
Mark Royer

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Dec 29th, 2019
Daniel Zinn

Daniel had this a year ago

Daniel had this a year ago

Feb 9th, 2020