Region: Rioja, Spain Vineyard: Vina Tondonia Grape(s): 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha,5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano Winemaker: Maria Jose Lopez de Heredia Drinks Best: Now - 5 Years
If you glance across this shelf, you’ll notice we’re big fans of the R. Lopez de Heredia wines. They make a number of different wines from a small handful of vineyards, and to sample through each one would give you a window into what happens when Rioja terroir meets traditionalist winemaking. Hailing from their 250-acre Tondonia vineyard, this Reserva spends six years maturing in used barrel followed by extensive bottle age prior to release. Surprisingly fresh for a wine of its age, it features notes of licorice and dried cherries with very elegant tannins that runs through the core of this medium-bodied wine.
Pairings: ’Patatas Bravas’ roasted in duck fat and served with Romesco sauce
Already packaged up, ready to go, and stacked at the front of the store, our monthly Sir Walt’s Six Pack is a great opportunity to try something new at an even better deal at 20% off the regular price.