Viña Gravonia Crianza 2008
Characteristics of the harvest: Year officially qualified as VERY GOOD. Year that goes by without incidents of weather severe, in the absence of spring frosts, but marked by abundant spring rainfall and post-harvest, however a summer of benign and drier favored the ripening and health of the grapes which resulted in the obtaining of a harvest it is not very abundant but of similar quality to that of the previous year. The weather was exceptionally favourable during the whole of the final phase of the vegetative cycle, something that is always decisive for the quality of the harvest. Our vineyards enjoyed optimal conditions for the health status of the fruit was virtually perfect, and the maturity to evolve with parameters, balanced color, acidity, alcoholic strength, etc., what that has allowed us to obtain a harvest of high quality and something lower on your final volume to the previous. The work of collection of the grapes began on the day 6 October in “Viña Gravonia” with the white grape varieties, the day 9 October in “Viña tondonia estate” with the varieties and finalized the 30 October after harvest “Viña Cubillas” and “Viña Bosconia”.
Aging in barrel: 4 years old, subject to 2 rackings per year. Clarified with whites of fresh eggs.
Limited production: 13.000 bottles.
Pairing: cooked fish, fried or grilled, spicy. Seafood cooked a la plancha. White meats with sauces consistent. Combines well with pasta.
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Tasting notes: BODEGAS LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA VIÑA TONDONIA ESTATE – VIÑA GRAVONIA WHITE CRIANZA 2008
- View: Pale gold slightly evolved.
- Nose: Fresh and aromatic. Complex and developed. Bouquet with aromas of third generation.
- Mouth: Fruity, complex, evolved, very fine.
In the mythic town of Haro, capital of The Rioja Alta, perhaps the best place to be produced of the extraordinary amount of coincidences between the goodness of the climate and severity of the earth, are the bodegas López de Heredia, the oldest in Haro (founded in 1877) and one of the first three of The Rioja. The strategic location of its vineyards, the exceptional quality of the plantations, as well as the varieties used, have their complement in a gorgeous winery, whose process of creation was similar to the planting of the vineyards, slowly, with the utmost affection.
The obtaining of the maximum quality in our wines requires having a heritage agricultural own, to overcome the dependency of the purchase of grapes from small growers, avoiding the diversity in terms of qualitative offerings. Therefore, between 1913-1914, Don Rafael Lopez de Heredia and Landeta, to the couple that was building their industrial facilities, carried out the planting The Viña Tondonia Estate, giving origin to the most well-known product of the winery. The Viña tondonia estate is a beautiful vineyard of over 100 ha, situated on the right bank of the river Ebro, where they grow the vine most typically riojanas.
The Viña tondonia estate is the most spectacular in Haro. Located in a conch shell and embraced by the Ebro river, forming a peninsula, makes up a landscape of alluvium, limestone and poplars.
López de Heredia has, further, three other vineyards, nestled in the highest area of la Rioja –taking advantage of its microclimate of net atlantic influence– so-called Viña Cubillo, Viña Bosconia and Viña Zaconia. These plantations are made in suitable proportions so that the quality originates from the vineyards, the main basis of the prestige of our wines.
The vineyards are cared for with genuine enthusiasm and enormous attention, having in total an extension of 170 ha, with an average annual production of about 800.000 kilos of grapes, that are allocated in their entirety to the elaboration of our wines of the highest quality and, course, to the large reserves of this house, when they come from crops truly exceptional.
Of exceptional, in effect, can be classified the 1976, or the years 1973, 1970, 1968, 1964, 1961, 1954 and so on up to the 1883, that was the first and, as such, reserve bottled the founder, and still keep some bottles in our vinacoteca family.
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