1992 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINTAGE:
In Rioja we harvested 175 million litres. In López de Heredia we started the harvest in October 10, the most typical moment for the highest area of Rioja.The vegetative cycle was long, of 212 days.The quantity of rain was very high (673 litres/m2) and also at the wrong moment. It rained a lot during floration and this avoid the Tempranillo to produce correctly. It also rained during the harvest which helped the development of the botritys.And were all these problems the ones that condition the decision of the moment of harvesting making it even more important than in a normal year.That is the reason why the year was very good for the ones who decide well and harvested soon and worst for the ones who waited. In Viña Tondonia we harvested 40.000 kilos of white grapes:Viura and Malvasía.The wine has evolved very well maintaining its character of freshness and it is prepared for a long bottle aging.
COLOUR: Colour natural gold, developed. NOSE: Nose fresh, complex and developed.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Viura (90%), Malvasía (10%), all from our own vineyards.
AGEING PERIOD: Barrel: 6 years, being racked twice per year and fined with fresh egg whites. Bottle: Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 cl. bottles.
ALCOHOL VOLUME: 12,5% Vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6 Gr/l.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Very dry.
GASTRONOMY: Perfect with all kind of fish, no matter the way cooked. Grilled seafood.Well seasoned white meat.
STORAGE TEMPERATURE: 10 years in perfect condi- tions of constant temperature (57oF / 14oC) and humidity (75-80%)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 57o to 61o F (14o-16o C) depending of mood and place.
QUANTITY MADE: 16,800 bottles. 1,400 cases of 12 bottles.