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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 1970 Red Gran Reserva

  • Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 1970 Red Gran Reserva

Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 1970 Red Gran Reserva

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  • SKU #: 7677
  • $1,099.99


Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 1970 Red Gran Reserva

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 1
  • SKU #: 7677
  • $1,099.99


Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 1970 Red Gran Reserva

(aged in American oak barrels for nine years and then in bottle for a minimum of eight more years) Faded brick-red. Aromas of red berries, dried rose, cedar and tobacco show outstanding delineation and pick up woodsmoke and herb nuances as the wine opens up. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering mineral-accented red currant, cherry and blood orange flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. The extremely long, tannin-free finish shows compelling sweetness, lingering florality and an echo of smoky oak. 94 Points-- Josh Raynolds, May 2017

 Direct from the Domaine

Lopez de Heredia - one of the most venerable producers in Spain produces traditional, was founded over 130 years ago. Following a tradition that has been passed down through generations, their wines are released at least 5-10 years after harvest, which provides added complexity and elegance to their Crianzas and Gran Reservas. A rarity in Rioja, Lopez de Heredia uses only estate bottled fruit from their prized vineyards- Tondonia, Cubillo, Bosconia, and Zaconia- with the idea that the only way to get the best fruit is to care for the vines themselves. The Viña Cubillo wine comes from the vineyard Cubillas, which is 2 miles away from the winery. It's height is 1,348 feet above sea level and the vines have an average age of 40 years. The soil is from the terciaria age, composed of clay and limestone. The surface is 59 acres: Tempranillo, Garnacho, Mazuelo and Graciano. Historically the wines from that vineyard were called "Special Harvest. The 2011 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza spends three years in barrique and then in larger cask to await bottling, which happens two years before the expected release. This is very fresh on the nose with quite fresh, ripe blackberries and dark cherries, mahogany and dry, woody spices. The palate is very powerful, juicy and fresh with clear black cherries and plums in abundance. Importer Notes

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