Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Blanco 2008

Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Blanco 2008

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Viura, Malvasia

75cl * 13% ABV * Rioja, Spain

Lopez de Heredia famously age all of its output far longer than its contemporaries - even the white wines, as here - in order to develop the complex, oxidative aromas and flavours that come from extended maturation in oak and in bottle, and ensure that they are quite ready to drink. A deep, rich yellow in colour, there's something rather sherried about this white Rioja: lanolin, camphor, beeswax, lemon rind, iodine, straw, nuts, vanilla, coconut - the varying array of notes never seem to end. An acquired taste, absolutely, but Tondonia is highly regarded by the wine trade and Michelin-starred restaurants, such is its staggeringly good value and food-friendliness. Pair with grilled tuna, simply roasted vegetables, goats cheese, jamon...