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Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006

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Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006


  • Reserva. 72 Months in American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5


Enterwine Score 94
Media rating 94


Though it is not usually regarded as land of white wines, La Rioja keeps producing some truly outstanding Spanish white wines. 

One name stands above the rest when we talk about great Rioja white wines, namely the R. López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia winery.

The result of an excellent vintage, Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva is made from a blend of Viura and Malvasia (10%) grapes coming from centenary vineyards.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed and subsequently fermented and macerated in huge wooden vats.

After that, this reserve white wine was aged for 72 months, with 2 annual rackings, in used American oak barrels. Then the wine was clarified with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.

Finally, Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006 was further aged for a long period of time in the cellar before its commercial release.

Drink through 2030. Production around 20,000 bottles.

We suggest that you aerate the wine at least 30 minutes before you drink it.

Additional Information


The white wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva has an intense, bright golden colour with some amber tinges.


Elegant, complex and very expressive, this white wine from López de Heredia suggests some subdued, delicate notes of ripe white fruit, alongside notions of vanilla, smoke, spices, aromatic herbs, green tea, dry fruit and flowers. A superbly crafted blend of Macabeo and Viura.


Bold and rich, Viña Tondonia Blanco has real complexity and an exceptional 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, this white wine from La Rioja has an exceptional acidity and a long, rich finish.

Our personal opinion

The white wine Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2006 is a paragon of quality and finesse.


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 2006
Type White
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 12-14ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 72
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
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
  1. in tears... review by Koto player on 10/17/2018

    What can you say? It is one of the great white wines in the world.

  2. Magnificent review by Jeepers Creepers on 6/12/2018

    I can only compare this white wine with some great white Burgundies. The difference is that this ages much better, with no premox problems.

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