Grapes: 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia.
Aging: 10 years in American oak barrels and at least 9 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Smooth, round and well developed, full of persistent aromas.
Gastronomy: All kinds of fish, white meats, egg, and pasta dishes.
Color: Gold evolve.
Talking About the Wines:
-JamesSuckling.com “Top 100 Wines of 2017” gave 98 points to 1996 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. “Aromas of wax, lime zest, lemon curd, and cooked apple. Dried mango, too. Full body, dense, and rich with incredible depth of fruit and intensity. Big and powerful, yet so fresh, and fruity. Texture of a top Montrachet.”
-International Wine Review, July '15 gave 95 points to 1994 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. "... has developed an incredible earthy mushroom and herbal complexity. It offers excellent concentration and acidity that has helped preserve this wine for almost 20 years. The finish goes on and on with notes of undergrowth, tea, and almonds."
-eRobertParker.com, Apr '15 gave 96 points to 1994 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. "Complex white, with notes of curry and meat broth (think umami), that are complex, subtle and aromatic, shows developing notes of mushrooms, autumn forest, aromatic herbs... The palate reveals a very compact wine, very intense, round, but focused, with high-pitched flavors, great acidity, and length. The wine is a chameleon, keeps changing in the glass..."