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R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Lopez de Heredia does not produce a rosado every year! The crop of their Tondonia vineyard was reduced in 1998 due to April springtime frosts. But hot temperatures, low rainfall, and a dry and sunny September resulted in terrific quality grapes. Amazingly complex, this fascinating 10 year-old rosé has a fine, straw-orange color and a "vineux" bouquet. Fresh, fruity, with hints of bitter almonds and hazelnuts, this wine has refined, supple flavors that endure.

Member Reviews for R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado

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Snooth User: Erica Landin
107367140,631
4.50 5
08/14/2012

One of my favorite rosés of all time. Gorgeous, different, beautifully oxidized (the Riojanas call it "nobel oxidation"). Food friendly. Where I am (Sweden) the 2000 has sold out and the next rosé vintage is 2006 which will be released in 2016 so if I were you I'd grab one while they last.


Snooth User: Mary Margaret McCamic
107441512,272
4.00 5
10/23/2012

A beautiful, unique rose. Tart cranberry notes with a hint of herbiness, and very subtle oxidized qualities. Very tangy and fresher than other vintages I've had, while still being true to the aged rose style of this wine.


Snooth User: Lucha Vino
249612103,613
3.50 5
09/12/2011

The nose is funky with forest floor, mushrooms and some sour minerality all mixed together with rose petals, smoke and some light red licorice. The palate is a bit more straight forward (how could it not be?) with a sour strawberry and cedar tartness. As the wine breathes and warms up it starts conjuring up images of Pinot Noir. Very interesting wine.


Snooth User: ceekaynj
770251556
4.00 5
01/27/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/19/2010

This rosado has a copper-orange color with gold at the rim and red at the core. The nose is a mesmerizing, ever-changing mosaic of orange, cinnamon, tobacco, and stones. On the palate it shows complex flavors of apricot, pomegranate, cinnamon, butterscotch, and cloves, then becomes delicate and ethereal on the finish.



Tasting Notes:

Smooth and fresh with body and complexity due to barrel ageing.

Lopez de Heredia does not produce a rosado every year! The crop of their Tondonia vineyard was reduced in 1998 due to April springtime frosts. But hot temperatures, low rainfall, and a dry and sunny September resulted in terrific quality grapes. Amazingly complex, this fascinating 10 year-old rosé has a fine, straw-orange color and a "vineux" bouquet. Fresh, fruity, with hints of bitter almonds and hazelnuts, this wine has refined, supple flavors that endure.

Dietary Information: Organic

25000 bottles produced.

Notes: Aged in barrels for four and a half years, being racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6 grams per liter

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