R. López de Heredia

About López de Heredia

An exemplary producer of traditional Rioja, López de Heredia was founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia in 1877, shortly after the phylloxera outbreak forced the French to explore neighbouring Spain for alternative sources of quality grapes. 4 generations and more than 140 years later, López de Heredia continues making wine in pretty much the same way as before, and “can make a very good claim to be the only producer whose philosophy focuses on a blend of tradition and tradition” (Simon Field MW, Decanter).

 

The only bodega to be awarded a "Diploma de Garantía" (Diploma of Guarantee, displayed on all back labels) from Rioja’s regulating body for using only native grapes since its founding, López de Heredia is also the sole bodega in Spain to hand-craft all their barrels.

 

Viniculture

Today, the observation tower he designed to watch the vines is still a local landmark. Lopez de Heredia makes great traditional red and white Rioja. The white is particularly rare as most white Rioja is a young modern style. The wine is aged in large Bordeaux sized barrels from old mostly American oak, in their warren-like cellars.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €260.24
2009

Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2009 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (94)

Serious and concentrated, at least by the standards of some López de Heredia reds, this reflects the heat of the 2009 vintage. Tempranillo-based with 30% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, it’s spicy, savoury and high toned with grippy tannins, layers of tobacco and red fruits and classic, supporting acidity. 2021-30
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rioja 6x75cl 9 94 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €260.24
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €201.00
2009

Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2009 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (94)

Serious and concentrated, at least by the standards of some López de Heredia reds, this reflects the heat of the 2009 vintage. Tempranillo-based with 30% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, it’s spicy, savoury and high toned with grippy tannins, layers of tobacco and red fruits and classic, supporting acidity. 2021-30
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Rioja 6x75cl 9 94 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €201.00

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