White Wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2012

Reserva white wine from La Rioja. Blend of Viura and Malvasia aged for 6 years in American oak barrels with 2 annual rackings.
Reserva. 72 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Malvasía, Viura,
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We are proud to present the 2012 vintage of the wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva, one of the most sought-after wines of legendary R. López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia winery.

Typically, this Spanish white wine is made from a blend of Viura and Malvasia (10%) grapes coming from centenary vineyards located in La Rioja.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed and subsequently fermented and macerated in huge wooden vats. After that, this Reserva white wine was aged for 72 months, that is, 6 years, with 2 annual rackings, in used American oak barrels. Then the wine was clarified with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.

Finally, the wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2012 was further aged for a long period of time in the cellar before its commercial release.

We suggest that you aerate this white wine from La Rioja at least 30 minutes before you drink it.

Extremely limited availability.

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The white wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva is medium gold with some amber tinges.


Elegant, complex and very expressive, this white wine carries delicate notes of ripe white fruit, alongside notions of vanilla, smoke, spices, aromatic herbs, green tea, dry fruit and flowers. This is a superbly crafted blend of Macabeo and Viura.


Bold and rich, this wine from R. López de Heredia - Viña Tondonia has real complexity and a superb balance. Texture is substantial but also nimble and the wine is information-rich. Toast, spices, citrus, bitter herbs, mineral, honey, ginger, and some mineral remembrances. Round and gentle, with an exceptional acidity and a long, rich finish.

Our personal opinion

The white wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2012 is a paragon of quality and finesse. Phantastic ageing potential.


Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 95. Parker 93.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 95. Parker 96.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2008:

Enterwine 95.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2007:

Enterwine 95. J. Suckling 97. Parker 96.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2005:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Peñín 94.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2004:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Peñín 94.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2003:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2001:

94 Parker and 94 Peñín

Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2000:

Parker 92 and Peñín 94 points.

Year 2012
Type White
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 12-14ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 72
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Viura 90%, Malvasia 10%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Rosted piglet, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
in tears...
What can you say? It is one of the great white wines in the world.
Review by (Posted on 17 October 2018)
I can only compare this white wine with some great white Burgundies. The difference is that this ages much better, with no premox problems.
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
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