£32.40/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Pale gold / Iodine tones|
|Mature / ripe / Saline / Damp stone / Lactic notes / Pear / Camomile|
|Ripe / Complex / Dry|
Drinking and storing
Olives / Wild mushrooms / Soft full-fat cheeses / Spaghetti carbonara / Potatoes with monkfish / Potato omelette / Pasta with cheese
Ratings and awards
|2013||93 PK||96 SK|
|2012||95 PK||17+ JR||94 SK|
|2011||94 PK||17 JR||93 PN||95 SK|
|2010||95 PK||17 JR||95 SK|
|2009||93 PK||17.5 JR||94 SK|
|2008||94 PK||17.5 JR||94 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Gravonia has become a seriously cult wine (unfortunately with prices to match). It is weird and wonderful aged white with lots of flavours you don't find in other wines (especially whites!), dried fruit and mushrooms and exotic flavours. Very complex. It is not a wine for everyone but it is amazing.
A favourite that always pleased
We were introduced to this wine at a reputable restaurant and went straight out to source it for ourselves, it both pleases and surprises people who don’t consider white wine from this region to be an option but this really is worth the effort.
One of the most individual wines that I have tasted. The Tondonia is more subtle, but there is so much going on with the Gravonia at a more reasonable price. Needs to be drunk at the right temperature, too cool and the taste is spoilt.
Lovely. mellow wine
Lovely. mellow wine as always, with great complexity and a level of interest belied by its price point. Now that prices of the Tondonia red and white have risen so much, this is more than ever the QPR sweet spot in the range.
Loved this wine
What a surprise, this tastes like no other white i have had - it could almost be a red in disguise - it was well worth the try - loved it
|Ageing period||48 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Stony|
|Surface area||24.00 hectares|
Bodegas R. López de Heredia
R. López de Heredia (Viña Tondonia) is one of the names which inspires most respect and admiration with regard to wineries producing "fine wine". It is, moreover, the oldest winery in the emblematic town of Haro and one of the first three set up in La Rioja.