R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé

9.314 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Viura
Top Notes For
Amy Rehagen

Unicorn wine. 🦄

Unicorn wine. 🦄

Nov 15th, 2019
Justin Bothur

So heavy on that 10 Viura but maderized beautiful. Rosy, marzipan, lavender and yet wet earth. Triumphant. Hot as fuck.

So heavy on that 10 Viura but maderized beautiful. Rosy, marzipan, lavender and yet wet earth. Triumphant. Hot as fuck.

May 22nd, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94

May 16th, 2019
Morgan Diamant

Even better as it warms, brambly & floral nose, dried strawberries, oloroso nuttiness on the finish. High acidity, mouth filling, long finish great food pairing wine

Even better as it warms, brambly & floral nose, dried strawberries, oloroso nuttiness on the finish. High acidity, mouth filling, long finish great food pairing wine

Nov 25th, 2019
Andrew Schirmer

Wine of the night. Oxidative, oak, strawberries, herbs, tremendous finish. Glorious at ten years of age.

Wine of the night. Oxidative, oak, strawberries, herbs, tremendous finish. Glorious at ten years of age.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Ely Cohn

Fits no category. Clairet may be the closest thing. The color is like nothing you’ve seen before - glowing spiced orange or hot cinnamon candies. Maria Lopez de Heredia calls it onion skin. There is, of course, oxidation and it’s so well interwoven that it feels natural, part of the wine's process.

Salted caramel granny smith apple and apricots and sweet peaches and briny sherry vinegar. And unimaginably light on its feet and chatty, just like Maria.

Drink at cellar temp and over a few days. And yes, lives up to the hype.

Fits no category. Clairet may be the closest thing. The color is like nothing you’ve seen before - glowing spiced orange or hot cinnamon candies. Maria Lopez de Heredia calls it onion skin. There is, of course, oxidation and it’s so well interwoven that it feels natural, part of the wine's process.

Salted caramel granny smith apple and apricots and sweet peaches and briny sherry vinegar. And unimaginably light on its feet and chatty, just like Maria.

Drink at cellar temp and over a few days. And yes, lives up to the hype.

Jul 29th, 2019
Jorge Pazos

Gran Noche de la Rioja

Gran Noche de la Rioja

Jun 28th, 2019
Russ W
9.2

The hype is real!

The hype is real!

Apr 29th, 2019
Ben Lehman

Unicorn rosé for the win. Tastes a little more ripe and primary than my previous experiences with this wine

Unicorn rosé for the win. Tastes a little more ripe and primary than my previous experiences with this wine

Apr 15th, 2019
Daniel Hunt

2009

2009

Jan 20th, 2019