White

1999 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

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  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 92 points

    June 1, 2018 - Medium golden yellow. A bit oily on the nose with some vanilla, oaky and a touch of savory candied apples. Mouthwatering acidity (6/10) and medium to medium plus acidity. Drys out the tongue with notes of almonds, dry citrus and good minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2020.

  • P Monty wrote: 92 points

    July 27, 2017 - Got a great bottle. Pale pineapple fruit, dried apricot, salted butter, white spices, excellent overall balance. Elegant and lovely.

  • Los 12 Glotones Likes this wine: 90 points

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    De color amarillo dorado, reflejos vivos, anaranjados, brillante. Fuerte sensación de grosor, lágrimas finas.

    Muy clásico y reconocible. Un Gravonia maduro como pocas añadas con notas de pulpa y puré de frutas, cabello de ángel, roscón de reyes (fruta escarchada, bollería) y un fondo muy intenso a tiza y almendras amargas. Parece muy integrado en este momento sin que destaquen los tostados de la crianza. Se abre cada vez más dando aromas de membrillo, miel y romero.

    En boca es graso y con volumen, seco, maduro, lleno de apuntes cítricos dulces, fruta de hueso reducida y suaves amargosos de los taninos de la barrica, finamente marcados. Elegante, integrado, sabroso, placentero y sobre todo accesible. Pide ser bebido ya por que está en un momento excelente: fresco, maduro, redondo. Un vino al que no es aconsejable darle mucho más tiempo de guarda y que es todo lo contrario al de 2001. No hay dudas que la familia López de Heredia sabe elaborar blancos de gran altura año tras año. Otro ejemplo de ello!!

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    100% viura - 12.5% vol.
    Permanece durante 4 años en barricas de roble americano de 225 litros. Sometido a 2 trasiegas manuales cada año. Clarificado con claras de huevos frescos. Embotellado directamente de la barrica sin filtrar. Producción limitada a 28.900 botellas.
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  • wabi47 wrote: 85 points

    December 26, 2013 - hint of sherry on the nose; good mouth feel; quince; hollow mid palate and short finish.

  • K is for Kate wrote:

    October 1, 2012 - This started out a little awkward and was mostly notable for the luscious, oily mouthfeel. At first it made me think of a rustic Italian white from an obscure indigenous grape variety. It both smoothed out and gained acidity as it was open for an hour or so. Definitely an excellent food wine and black licorice was a crazy pairing that actually worked quite well. This was rather overshadowed at the tasting by two older vintages of Tondonia Blanco. It was still enjoyable, but it seemed more in the realm of normal wine while those were on another plane of wine existence.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2009, IWC Issue #145 (link)

    (R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Gravonia Crianza Blanco Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type White
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Viura
  • Designation Blanco
  • Vineyard Viña Gravonia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (35%)
  • Consumed 117 (65%)

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Chicken, Turkey

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