2001 Vina Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva Rioja - Lopez de Heredia

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Hvidvin - 75cl. Pakket i kartoner á 6 flasker


VINBESKRIVELSE:

López de Heredia fra Haro i den bedste del af la Rioja Alta står som definitionen på old school, ikke bare i traditionsrige Rioja, men er faktisk enestående i hele vinverdenen. Kun meget lidt er ændret siden dannelsen i 1877.


Alle druer i produktionen høstes fra egne marker – i dette tilfælde fra ‘Cubillo’, hvor alle vinstokke med et aldersgennemsnit på ca. 50 år står som bush vines, dvs. uden opbinding.

Vinifikation og lagring foregår på amerikanske egefade fra eget bødkeri. Gæringsfadene er gamle, neutrale fade på 24.000 liter, mens lagringsfadene er de 225 liter, som DOCa’ens regler foreskriver.


Kun en meget lille andel af fadene er nye – de fleste er ældgamle og dækket af vinsten, så fadene mest af alt fungerer som neutrale beholdere snarere end smagsgivere, hvilket også er nødvendigt hvis vinen skal have balance, når man lagrer så længe som López de Heredia.

Filtrering anvendes ikke – her omstikkes et par gange årligt og før aftapning direkte fra fadet, klares der på gammeldags manér med æggehvider.


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99 point PARKER, der skriver:

"No white Gran Reserva had been produced since 1996, and the next vintage will be 2001. The 2001 Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva is a wine that has the textbook profile of a white Tondonia, with hints of diesel, mushroom, citrus and honey. The oak is still noticeable, and the wine feels young and with a long life ahead. 2001 was an extraordinary vintage, and the grapes were very healthy. They started picking the white grapes the 8th of October, and the last grapes were picked the 29th of October, with 21 days of good weather. The grapes ripened properly and thoroughly, and the wine has great balance for a long aging in bottle. This is 90% Viura and 10% Malvasía Riojana that fermented in their 153-year-old oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for 10 years. It has 12.5% alcohol, a pH of 3.1 and 6.8 grams of acidity (tartaric). The palate has pungent flavors and great length. There is great balance and harmony, all the pieces are there to deliver a wine that is going to last 40 or more years. There is a Jura-like twist of rancid nuts and some spices in the nose, which is clearly above all the other whites, complex, layered, nuanced and intense. It has very pungent, penetrating flavors of mushroom and forest floor, more powerful but subtle, finishing with a pleasant bitter and salty twist. The complexity and balance here are brutal, with bitter, sweet, salty, acidity . . . and umami! This is approachable now and for the next decades! It has to be among the best Gran Reserva whites, a modern-day 1973? 5,000 bottles were filled after being fined with fresh egg whites in July 2012."