Today, I have the pleasure of tasting an amazing lineup of Spanish wines with Pancho Campo, MW as part of the Society of Wine Educators conference in Sacramento.
This wine proves that Spanish whites can age and, age well. Eight years of cask ageing bolsters this beauty and allows us to taste 1970, today.
1970 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco:
85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.
Vibrant golden with a complex perfume of olives and truffles. Full on the palate, giving massive puffs of orange peel and toffee. Serious acidity will carry this bottle for years to come.