Bodegas R. López de Heredia Gravonia Crianza 2010
Grapes: 100% Viura (aka Macabeo)
Region: Rioja, Spain
Description: A full-bodied, creamy, layered wine with notes of honeycomb and citrus before reaching the floral and nutty flavours with hints of oak.
This is a winery that has kept to a very traditional winemaking style, hand harvested and grape selection from old vines sourced from their own vineyards. It has spent 4 years in oak barrels.
The family owned bodega López Heredia, one of Rioja’s oldest and most traditional establishments, was founded in 1913 by Rafael López de Heredia, three generation later the family Lopez de Heredia continue to devote themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Located in the heart of the Rioja Alta region, Viña Tondonia is a beautiful vineyard and one of the most spectacular in Haro, of over 100 ha. situated in a shell like depression on the right bank of the river Ebro, the soil is alluvial clay with a high proportion of limestone. The grapes from Viña Tondonia are always used in making their highest quality wine.
Perfect with all kind of fish; fried, grilled or boiled. Grilled seafood. Well-seasoned white meat. Very nice with pasta too
Other: Sustainable farming.