Posts tagged "Viña Tondonia"
Aged Traditional Rioja:  A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Aged Traditional Rioja: A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Traditional Rioja is one of the greatest categories of wine in the world.  But most people don’t know that.  And it’s fine with me.  It has kept prices reasonable in the face of areas like Bordeaux and Burgundy which are very expensive across the board for most top end, and even middle of the road,...
Classic Rioja Trinity

Classic Rioja Trinity

We made up a big paella with some friends and I decided to open the trinity of classic Rioja producers.  That is, a Crianza, a Reserva, and a Gran Reserva from what are, in my humble opinion, the three most traditional producers in Rioja.  The king of all classic Rioja producers is undoubtedly López de...
Ocean's 11, Debussy, & López de Heredia.

Ocean’s 11, Debussy, & López de Heredia.

Whenever I drink the wines of R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, I cannot help but think of the words used to describe them that were spoken by the person who perhaps knows them the best, María José López de Heredia:  “The best wine is the one you cannot describe.”  It reminds me of how...
López de Heredia Dinner @ Craft

López de Heredia Dinner @ Craft

You would think that I might be over López de Heredia by now.  Well I’m not.  And the dinner at NYC’s Craft confirmed why the wines of López de Heredia are so great.  It was thrown in conjunction with Le Du Wines and Monica Nogues of Think Global Wines, the agent for the wines of...
Notes from Rioja:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Notes from Rioja: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

It is hard to know even where to begin, but we found ourselves on the road to Rioja mostly because of one thing:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia.  The most old school of old school Rioja producers.  And one of the most traditional wineries in the world.  The aura around this winery, it’s wines,...
López de Heredia Viña Tondonia:  Rioja's Most Traditional Bodega.

López de Heredia Viña Tondonia: Rioja’s Most Traditional Bodega.

On a recent Monday night there was a tasting of wines from López de Heredia Viña Tondia at Union Square Wines.  I can normally get pretty excited by any wine tasting, but this one was truly special.  López de Heredia Viña Tondia, located in the Rioja wine region, is known as Spain’s most traditional winery. ...