Vina Tondonia Reserva
- Rioja, Spain
The red flagship 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva was inspired by the vineyards of the Médoc but produced with local grapes, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which achieved 13% alcohol in 2006. It always matures in used American oak barriques for some six years. The oldest of all the reds I tasted, it was also the one with more freshness, which speaks to the quality of the vineyard.
"Here, the surprise is 2006, which in some parts of Rioja could be a bit warm but here is a lot fresher, and the wines are superb. They compared it with 2015, a year they like very much and think will have to be aged in barriques for a very long time.” 95/100 Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
|Food Match||Cheese - Mature Cheddar, Indulgence - Truffles, Pasta - Truffle & Porcini Tagliolini, Red Meat - Cassoulet, Red Meat - Charcuterie, Red Meat - Pork Belly, Red Meat - Roast Lamb|