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Viña Tondonia White Reserva 2003

Tondonia Reserva Blanco
Characteristics of the vintage:
It was considered by The Regulating Council as a GOOD Vintage. This year we were producing from 155 ha. of the 170 own by us in our 4 vineyards: “Viña Tondonia”, “Viña Cubillo”, “Viña Gravonia” y “Viña Bosconia”. The yields were very high considering that this year could have been more difficult due to the heat wave that affected our vineyards from May until the beginning of September. The vines recovered thanks to the rain of the month of September. The harvest started in September 24th and lasted until October 23rd. Therefore, it was one of the longest harvests in the history of our house. This was due to the fact that we wanted the grapes to take maximum advantage of the late September rain. Our experience due to the fact that our vineyards age average is quite high allow the vines to survive without suffering hydric stress and made rich and round wines capable to be stored for a long time.
Tasting note:
Colour: Natural gold, developed. Nose: Fresh, complex and developed. Taste: Smooth, round, fine and developed.
Grape Varieties:
Viura (90%), Malvasía (10%), all from our own vineyards.
Ageing period in barrels:
6 years, being racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites.
Ageing period in bottle:
Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 cl. bottles.
Alcohol Volume:
12.5% Vol.
Total Acidity:
6 g/l.
Residual Sugar:
Very Dry.
Perfect with all kinds of fish, irrespective of their preparation; grilled seafood, well-seasoned white meat (see below).
Storage Tempertaure:
10 years in perfect conditions of constant temperature (57ºF / 14ºC) and humidity (75-80%).
Serving Temperature:
57º to 61º F (14º-16º C) depending of mood and place.
Quantity made:
20,000 bottles.
Imagen antigua de la vendimia en Viña Tondonia Old picture of the harvest in Viña Tondonia Combines with dishes such as:
All types of fish, ideally firm-fleshed:
Grilled: sea-bass, sea bream, turbot, mackerel, underside of tuna, monkfish and hake neck cuts. In sauce: cod "al pil-pil" (poached in olive oil), cod "a la riojana" (with peppers and tomato), cod or hake cheeks, hake in parsley sauce, tuna with tomato, tuna with onions, monkfish in "sauce americaine" and so on.
Rice dishes:
Sticky, risotto-type rices in seafood stock.
Fish stews:
“Marmitako” potato and shellfish stew with lobster; potato and cod or monk fish...
A wide variety of scrambled eggs: with oyster mushrooms, prawns, garlic shoots, wild mushrooms and foie. Spanish omelette, or plain fried eggs.
White meats:
Roast or marinated chicken, turkey, duck, rabbit...
Sautéed with oyster mushrooms or seafood.
Hard cheeses.
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