Grapes: 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia.
Aging: 6 years in American oak barrels and at least 6 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Fresh rich nose, elegant, and complex. The results of bottle aging are to be felt on the palate and this white Reserva exhibits all the qualities of a well-rounded, densely, sophisticated wine.
Gastronomy: Perfect with all kinds of fish and grilled seafood.
Color: Natural gold develop.
Talking About the Wines:
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, March '18 gave 95 points to 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva.“… this showed higher ripeness and a lot more developed aromas, nuttier with hints of hay and straw, honey, and also chamomile and dried flowers. But the oak is never obvious in the wine, it only adds spiciness, but no wood aromas...”
-Wine & Spirits, “Year’s Best Rioja”, Dec ’17 gave 96 points to 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva.“… Open the bottle and you might taste tart lemon, juicy almond, and touches of oxidation, bringing to mind wood oils. Those flavors integrate with air so that the wine saturates the palate with freshness, the scent turned heady, toward croissants and almond blossoms, the flavors savory, salty and bright… Leave it in the decanter and it gives off the energy of the cool sun at harvest, delicious memory of an ideal autumn day in 2004."
-Wine Spectator Dec '17 gave 95 points to 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva. “This distinctive white shows its age in the deep gold color, but still has life and structure. Hazelnut, vanilla, and lanolin flavors frame a core of dried apple and coconut notes, while keen acidity, and light tannins keep this focused. Dense, complex, and harmonious.”
-The Washington Wine Blog August '17 gave 93 points to 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva.“… golden hue and opens with a bright aromatic display of candle wax, candied ginger, honeydew melon, and suggestions of toasted hazelnuts. The silky mouthfeel coats the mid-palate. Quince, Meyer lemon zest, marzipan, and beeswax with cantaloupe flavors impress. The wood is rather intense, but connects well with the richness of this wine. This is silky, rich, and elegant Rioja Blanco from this storied estate…”