Will be released in 2018!!!
Grapes: 30% Tempranillo, 60% Garnacho, and 10% Viura.
Aging: 4 years in American oak barrels and at least 5 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Has a “vineux” bouquet, fresh and fruity, with suggestions of bitter almonds, and hazelnuts. Light, with a full taste in the mouth.
Gastronomy: Goes very well with spicy, hot food. Perfect with sausage, charcuterie - a versatile and unique wine.
Color: Onion skin, velvety, hints at becoming tawny.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media (Rosé New Releases: No Slowing Down in 2018), Jun ’18 gave 93 points to 2008 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rose. “Pale copper-tinged orange. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes orange zest, red currant, rose oil, cinnamon, and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense red berry, and citrus fruit flavors, along with hints of honey, vanilla, and candied flowers… an impressively long finish that displays outstanding clarity and spicy cut.”
-Wine Spectator Magazine, Jun ’18 gave 91 points to 2008 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rose, “This rosé shows a distinctive character, with an orange color, a firm texture and flavors of dried orange, kumquat, cocoa, and tea. Balanced, harmonious, and a good match with food.”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18 gave 96 points to 2008 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, wine is listed “Year’s Best Rosés”
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate March, '18 gave 94 point to 2008 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosé.“… It has an orange, onion-skin color with an unusual, characterful nose, a thousand miles removed from any rosé in the world, with notes of cinnamon, almonds, and dried rose petals, but it feels still very young, and it can develop more aromas in the bottle. The palate has sharp acidity and pungent flavors, which make the wine very long, and persistent...”