A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo. It has been aged for 6 years in American oak, with racking taking place twice every year. A traditional Rioja par excellence, marrying fruit and spice, charcuterie, vanilla and earthy richness; a cornucopia of quality in other words and one which will continue to get better and better.
“The 2009 Viña Tondonia Reserva, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Mazuelo and Graciano, matured in used American oak barrels for six years. It has some toasted character, with ripe fruit, black rather than red, denoting a warm year but more restrained than the Bosconia Reserva from the same vintage. 2009 is a year of ripeness, concentration and tannin; the wines are powerful, but here you see the finesse of Tondonia in comparison to the more rustic Viña Bosconia.” – 93 Points, Luis Gutiérrez, Robertparker.com