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Viña Gravonia Blanco Crianza 2012

R. LOPEZ de HEREDIA VINA GRAVONIA BLANCO CRIANZA 2012 ~ 100% Viura ~ 12.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

95RP / 94JS / 94AG

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R. López de Heredia [Viña Tondonia]
Mercedes López de Heredia
DOCa Rioja
Spain

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VIÑA GRAVONIA BLANCO CRIANZA 2012 | R. LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA | RIOJA | 95RP

"2012 was a very complete vintage in Rioja, even if it was quite dry, and the 2012 Viña Gravonia Blanco shows superbly. It's very intense, with two levels of complexity, intensity and depth above the 2013 I tasted next to it. It has the textbook aromas of lanolin, diesel, mushroom, yellow dried flowers and chamomile, with perfect ripeness. The palate is round and glyceric, quite lush, and leaves your umami-laden mouth with a salty finish. This should develop nicely in bottle, one of the best vintages of Gravonia of recent times. The wine has 12.5% alcohol and amazing acidity measures. 15,000 bottles produced. This was bottled in November 2017 after four years in American oak barrels. Drink: 2020-2028."

95 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #251 | 30 October 2020

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"Lovely aromas of vanilla, praline and pie crust. Some waxy undertones. Full-bodied and very dry on the palate with similar flavors to the aromas. Vanilla cream on the finish. Dried peach, too. Very typical, barrel-fermented white from Rioja. A classic. Drink now."

94 Points | James Suckling | www.jamessuckling.com | 16 September 2020

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"Vivid yellow-gold. Dried orchard and pit fruits, marzipan, buttered toast, vanilla, tarragon and pungent flowers on the intensely perfumed, spice-accented nose. Concentrated peach, pear nectar, orange pith, honey and vanilla flavors pick up a nutty quality with air. The vanilla and spice notes drive a very long, gently chewy finish that's firmed by a smoky mineral flourish."

94 Points | Antonio Galloni | Vinous

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The Gran Reserva wines from López de Heredia come back to the market with the heralded 2001 vintage. Otherwise, when I asked them about news, the answer was "We continue making Viña Tondonia as we have always done." Basically, they are against change... From their 170 hectares of vineyards, 124 are currently in production, from which they produce around 400,000 bottles. They are the most traditional among Rioja traditionalists.

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, October 2020

  • Drink: 2020 - 2028
  • Production: 15.000 bottles
  • Treatment: 4 years in very old and good used American oak barrels (2 rackings per year)
  • Remarks: This should develop nicely in bottle, one of the best vintages of Gravonia of recent times… (Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, October 2020)