López de Heredia Rioja Viña Gravonia Crianza Blanco 2011

Other White Wines from Rioja, Spain
TA 95
WA 94
V 93
PG 93
12.5% ABV
Item # 339298

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750ml
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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(12.5%) The lack of rainfall in 2011 made the growing season quite tricky, according to Mercedes López de Heredia, but you wouldn’t know it from the quality of this proudly traditional Viura. Floral and yeasty, with undertones of umami and dried mushroom, masses of extract and the understated concentration of 92-year-old vines. 2021-30. (2021)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The white that will be sold from October or November 2019, the 2011 Viña Gravonia Blanco comes from a warmer year with very low yields, and the wine is already showing some tertiary notes, with very subtle diesel-like hints. The palate is bone dry with some nutty undertones and a salty/bitter finish. These are whites for food. 18,667 bottles were filled in November 2016, at the same time as the 2010, which means this had a shorter élevage (probably the sign of a slightly weaker year). Drink: 2019-2027. (Jun 2019)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Glistening yellow. Salty, mineral-tinged aromas of pear and peach nectar, beeswax, nougat and toasted nuts pick up a floral accent as the wine opens up. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering lemon pith, dried pear, honey and fennel flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Smoothly plays depth off energy and finishes long and chewy, with a touch of spicy ginger and a suggestion of chamomile. Drink: 2021-2030. (Apr 2021)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "Colour: yellow, golden. Nose: spicy, incense, ripe fruit, faded flowers, honeyed notes, coca bean, cedar wood. Palate: rich, good acidity, round, long. (2021)"
95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(12.5%) The lack of rainfall in 2011 made the growing season quite tricky, according to Mercedes López de Heredia, but you wouldn’t know it from the quality of this proudly traditional Viura. Floral and yeasty, with undertones of umami and dried mushroom, masses of extract and the understated concentration of 92-year-old vines. 2021-30. (2021)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The white that will be sold from October or November 2019, the 2011 Viña Gravonia Blanco comes from a warmer year with very low yields, and the wine is already showing some tertiary notes, with very subtle diesel-like hints. The palate is bone dry with some nutty undertones and a salty/bitter finish. These are whites for food. 18,667 bottles were filled in November 2016, at the same time as the 2010, which means this had a shorter élevage (probably the sign of a slightly weaker year). Drink: 2019-2027. (Jun 2019)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Glistening yellow. Salty, mineral-tinged aromas of pear and peach nectar, beeswax, nougat and toasted nuts pick up a floral accent as the wine opens up. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering lemon pith, dried pear, honey and fennel flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Smoothly plays depth off energy and finishes long and chewy, with a touch of spicy ginger and a suggestion of chamomile. Drink: 2021-2030. (Apr 2021)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "Colour: yellow, golden. Nose: spicy, incense, ripe fruit, faded flowers, honeyed notes, coca bean, cedar wood. Palate: rich, good acidity, round, long. (2021)"
Product SKU 339298
Producer López de Heredia
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Other White Wines
Designation Crianza
Vintage 2011
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend Viura
ABV 12.5%
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