R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend

9.437 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Viura
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Paella
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

We must be getting old as my homeboy & I remembered when this was 20$— now it’s north of 79$. First, that incredible, shimmering copper color, as if a siren call to the rewards that await. So many layers that never seem to stop: sherry- like on nose, with high pitched iodine, but deeper & round on the palate. Hints of bergamot, cinnamon bark, oyster mushroom, clove, faded citrus fruit. So so alive. What a treat. Part 2 with slow roasted grapefruit chicken, roasted eggplant with yogurt sauce & the early innings of a another wild Mets win.

We must be getting old as my homeboy & I remembered when this was 20$— now it’s north of 79$. First, that incredible, shimmering copper color, as if a siren call to the rewards that await. So many layers that never seem to stop: sherry- like on nose, with high pitched iodine, but deeper & round on the palate. Hints of bergamot, cinnamon bark, oyster mushroom, clove, faded citrus fruit. So so alive. What a treat. Part 2 with slow roasted grapefruit chicken, roasted eggplant with yogurt sauce & the early innings of a another wild Mets win.

Jul 20th, 2021
Amy Rehagen

Fluffy peach skin, toasted coconut, fresh Marizipan , nutty, and marshmallowness. Gummy peach rings, apple skins. But dry, salty, and savory. 🦄

Fluffy peach skin, toasted coconut, fresh Marizipan , nutty, and marshmallowness. Gummy peach rings, apple skins. But dry, salty, and savory. 🦄

Mar 16th, 2021
Meg Herring

I’m not normally into “unicorn” wines but an opportunity to get this wine popped up so I took it. Does it live up the hype? To me, yes. Very concentrated floral notes. Rose petals and perfume, sea breeze, orange pith, marzipan, clove, cherry. Gastronomic. Worth trying if you can!

I’m not normally into “unicorn” wines but an opportunity to get this wine popped up so I took it. Does it live up the hype? To me, yes. Very concentrated floral notes. Rose petals and perfume, sea breeze, orange pith, marzipan, clove, cherry. Gastronomic. Worth trying if you can!

May 2nd, 2020
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
Owen Mazon

You could call it a rose, but that would miss the point. Subtle. Bold. Multi-level flavor that rises up line the tide.

You could call it a rose, but that would miss the point. Subtle. Bold. Multi-level flavor that rises up line the tide.

Jul 20th, 2021
Allison Hinson

One of the best rosés on the planet. Incredibly complex, layer upon layer. An absolute favorite.

One of the best rosés on the planet. Incredibly complex, layer upon layer. An absolute favorite.

Nov 1st, 2020
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Приятный, комплексный аромат рябины, кизила, сушеных яблок и вишни, намёк на трюфель. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность. Вкус строже, чем аромат, ощущаются слабые танины. Красота!

17/20 (92/100) Приятный, комплексный аромат рябины, кизила, сушеных яблок и вишни, намёк на трюфель. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность. Вкус строже, чем аромат, ощущаются слабые танины. Красота!

Oct 19th, 2020
Raj Harb

Better bottle than my last though still not the best vintage here. A little cheesy, then nutty. Will drink these sooner rather than later

Better bottle than my last though still not the best vintage here. A little cheesy, then nutty. Will drink these sooner rather than later

May 10th, 2020