Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Reserva, 2009 is a red wine from the Rioja region of Spain. The 375cl half bottle size is equivalent to half of a standard 750ml wine bottle.
This wine is made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo grapes grown in the Vina Tondonia vineyard. It has been aged for six years in oak barrels and then an additional six years in bottle before release, resulting in a wine of great complexity and depth.
On the nose, it offers aromas of red berries, such as raspberry and cranberry, along with subtle notes of vanilla and spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with flavors of ripe red fruit, dried herbs, and tobacco. The tannins are firm and well-structured, providing a long and satisfying finish with a touch of acidity to balance the fruit flavors.
The 2009 vintage was a good year for Rioja, with warm weather conditions resulting in wines that are full of flavor and character. The 375cl half bottle size is perfect for those who want to enjoy this wine without having to open a full bottle. It would pair well with a range of foods, such as roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or hearty stews.