In a world where technology seems to uproot tradition in every sense of the word, Lopez de Heredia represents timeless, artisan winemaking and remains steadfast in its practice of "maintaining eternal principles and criteria". The wines, which are some of the most sought after in Rioja, Spain, are still made the way they were when the winery was founded 142 years ago.
A rarity in Rioja, Lopez de Heredia uses only estate bottled fruit from their prized vineyards- Tondonia, Cubillo, Bosconia, and Zaconia- with the idea that the only way to get the best fruit is to care for the vines themselves. Tondonia, their prized vineyard, offers primarily old vines (45 years on average), is farmed organically and exhibits exceptional terroir; grapes from this vineyard are dedicated to their best wines, with truly exceptional vintages becoming Gran Reservas. In order to foster greater complexity and elegance, Lopez de Heredia wines are released 5-10 years after harvest, and both the whites and reds are built to age for decades.
We are looking forward to pouring some very special bottlings from this venerable producer on Wednesday, June 26th, anytime between 4:30 to 7:30PM. Hiram Simon of WineWise Imports will be on hand to offer greater insight and showcase the delicacy, intricacy, grace and longevity of these extraordinary wines.
The featured flight wines are served as one or two ounce pours and 5 ounce glasses. These wines will be available for retail sale while supplies last.
The cost of the one ounce flight will be $28.00 (or $24.00 for wine club members) and the cost of the two ounce flight will be $52 (or $48 for wine club members) and will include the following wines:
2005 Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva, Rioja
Retail: $50.00, Glass $18.50
2009 Rosado Gran Reserva, Rioja
Retail: $34.00, Glass $14.25
2007 Viña Bosconia Reserva, Rioja
Retail: $39.00, Glass $15.50
1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, Rioja
Retail: $124.00, Glass $39.00
1980 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva
Retail: $255.00, Glass $75.00