R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend

9.310 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Viura
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Paella
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

This was an exciting surprise! My first impression of the 2011 vintage and reminds me why I adore this wine so much. The nose displays oxidative notes that give it a sherry-like character. Lovely strawberry, watermelon, and porcini. From an intellectual standpoint, this was a really fun wine on its own but it becomes even more exciting with the introduction of food. Unlike, most rosado wines, there’s a good amount of structure with some pretty noticeable tannins. Definitely a rosado for heartier meals. Today, it was paired with a tarte flambée topped with octopus and salsa verde and while this modern spin on Flammekueche was delicious, I think this Rosado was a little overpowering for the pairing. A unique wine that is stylistically more like their Blanco…and unlike anything else you’ve likely ever tried. The closest thing I can think of would be Chateau Musar’s equally elusive Rosé…and even that one isn’t as left field as this.

This was an exciting surprise! My first impression of the 2011 vintage and reminds me why I adore this wine so much. The nose displays oxidative notes that give it a sherry-like character. Lovely strawberry, watermelon, and porcini. From an intellectual standpoint, this was a really fun wine on its own but it becomes even more exciting with the introduction of food. Unlike, most rosado wines, there’s a good amount of structure with some pretty noticeable tannins. Definitely a rosado for heartier meals. Today, it was paired with a tarte flambée topped with octopus and salsa verde and while this modern spin on Flammekueche was delicious, I think this Rosado was a little overpowering for the pairing. A unique wine that is stylistically more like their Blanco…and unlike anything else you’ve likely ever tried. The closest thing I can think of would be Chateau Musar’s equally elusive Rosé…and even that one isn’t as left field as this.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2022
Andrew McIntyre

Sherry-like in taste. Went amazing with cheese

Sherry-like in taste. Went amazing with cheese

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2021
Stephen Redenbaugh

Classic example of an aged Spanish rose with a hint of oxidation. Extremely dry, with definite savory rather than fruity notes. Orange color notes… watermelon/rhubarb notes and a long, nearly tart/bitter finish. Better as it warms….

Classic example of an aged Spanish rose with a hint of oxidation. Extremely dry, with definite savory rather than fruity notes. Orange color notes… watermelon/rhubarb notes and a long, nearly tart/bitter finish. Better as it warms….

Aug 6th, 2022
Zack Hall

Oxy rosé

Oxy rosé

Sep 19th, 2021
Tony Bubbles

More please

More please

Aug 4th, 2021
Viviane luaces-Heider

2011 - bold. Not to fuck around. Have it enjoying a good company.

2011 - bold. Not to fuck around. Have it enjoying a good company.

Jan 31st, 2021
Konstantin Eroshenkov

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Konstantin had this 2 months ago

Aug 2nd, 2022
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.2

Palmer had this 5 months ago

Palmer had this 5 months ago

May 12th, 2022
Pablo Marín Gijón

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Pablo had this 4 months ago

Jun 9th, 2022
Johan Jepson

Johan had this 9 months ago

Johan had this 9 months ago

Dec 31st, 2021