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Tag Archives: viura
Viña Gravonia, White Crianza, López de Heredia, Rioja DOC, Spain, 2004, 12.5% abv.
Oh dear followers, this is my favourite kind of wine. I just love these classics – few wines are made in this traditional fashion. Why? They’re challenging, different, unique, unusual. I’ve opened up a 2000 version of this in the … Continue reading
Posted in Spain, Viura / White Rioja, WHITE Tagged 2004, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja DOC, spain, vina gravonia, viura, White Crianza, white wine Leave a comment
Viña Tondonia, Reserva, López de Heredia, Rioja DOC, Spain, 1998, 12.5% abv.
Just about any bottle of López de Heredia is enough to make most wine geeks swoon. But, when we put five in a room armed with glasses and this bottle of Viña Tondonia Reserva, 1998, the atmosphere quickly became ‘fan girly’. We … Continue reading
Posted in Macabeu/Viura, Malvasia, OTHER, Spain, Viura / White Rioja, WHITE Tagged Lopez de Heredia, macabeu, malvasia, reserva white wine, rioja, spain, vina tondonia, viura Leave a comment
Muga, White, Rioja DOC, Spain, 2012, 13% abv.
Spain recently cracked the code – its wine production numbers surged last year (2013) to make it the world’s largest wine producer. It has officially surpassed second place Italy and (gasp) the French came in at paltry number three. More … Continue reading
Posted in Malvasia, Spain, Viura / White Rioja Tagged Cantabrian Mountains, Joven, Macabeo, malvasia, muga, Rioja DOC, River Oja, spain, viura, White, WSET Diploma, WSET Study, WSET unit 3 Leave a comment
Freixenet, Cordon Negro, Cava, Método Tradicional, Spain, 12% abv, C$15
It’s Mother’s Day and I’m happy to sit down after a day at the winery to dinner made for me, cookies, roses – the works! Top it off with some Cava, a bubbly for my possibly-broken-but-can’t-be-sure-about-it toe. I saved the life … Continue reading
Posted in Macabeu/Viura, Parellada, Spain, Sparkling Wine, Xarel-lo Tagged 12% abv., catalunya, Cava, Cordon Negro, Freixenet, macabeu, Metodo Tradicional, parellada, spain, sparkling wine, viura, xarella Leave a comment
Viña Gravonia, Crianza, López de Heredia, Rioja Alta, Spain, 2000, 12% abv, C$42 BCLB
It was a sad day for the unusual wines of Rioja, Spain; Pedro Lopez de Heredia passed away today. This called for the raising of a special glass in his honour and memory. Enter the Viña Gravonia, Crianza 2000. Several years ago … Continue reading
Posted in Spain, Viura / White Rioja, WHITE Tagged crianza, Lopez de Heredia, rioja, spain, vina gravonia, viura, white wine Leave a comment
Viña Tondonia, López de Heredia, Rosada, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2000, 12% abv.
I’ve been waiting to open this bottle for a while. After reading about it in the New York Times, I bought two of the three bottles available locally and opened one when family came to visit from England. Come to think of … Continue reading
Posted in Grenache / Garnacha, Macabeu/Viura, ROSE, Spain, Tempranillo Tagged gran reserva, granacha, Lopez de Heredia, pink wine, rioja, rosada, rose, spain, tempranillo, Tondonia, viura Leave a comment