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|Viña Tondonia Viña Gravonia Crianza 2013 DOCa Rioja
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
||R. López de Heredia
|This one-of-a-kind, limited-editon, idiosyncratic, Vina Tondonia Vina Gravonia is made exclusively from Viura (a.k.a. Macabeo) and aged for 4 years in American oak and was racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites. Bright light straw colour. Intense, very cedary, slightly oxidative, spicy, warm, lemon peel nose with lots of nutty, faintly pineapple-tinged notes. Extremely dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense with teeth-clenching high acidity followed up by lots of dried ripe lemon-apricot flavours and an extremely long, slightly nutty, very cedary, faintly bitter, minerally, resin-tinged finish. It is a style that’s definitely memorable but certainly not for everyone. This 100% unfiltered Viura has 12.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar along with a hefty 7 g/L total acidity and lot number L-0810 on the back label.
||White Table Wine
Intense, Comlpex, Lemony, Very Cedary
||A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
|TASTING NOTE: Dried apple, lemon rind, walnut, praline, dried honeysuckle and clove on the nose. Medium-bodied with tangy acidity. Bright and vibrant feel, balancing the rich, waxy layers of dried fruit and spice. Saline undertones. Some nougat and yogurt, too. Long. Drink now or hold. Score - 96 (jamessuckling.com, Oct. 14, 2021)
||vintages release - September 10, 2022
||85 (6 bottles per case)
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