R. Lopez de Heredia - Vina Gravonia Crianza 2012 (12.5% ABV) 750ml

R. Lopez de Heredia - Vina Gravonia Crianza 2012 (12.5% ABV) 750ml

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100% estate grown Viura

-sourced from the 24 hectare Vina Gravonia vineyard

-30 to 40 year old vines

-soil: poor, gravelly, south-facing calcareous-clay slopes with very good drainage

-fermented in oak vats that Heredia has been using for more than 100 years !!

-matured 4 years in American oak barrels (8 to 10 years old) - and then another several years in bottle in their cellars before release

-while oak is imported, Heredia has their own cooperage onsite so that they can meticulously craft their barrels exactly to specification.

-classically fined with egg whites, bottled unfiltered

-There is nothing quite like the mature white wines of Lopez de Heredia. Purposefully oxidized, these age-worthy expressions of Viura are singular and complex.

-roasted almonds, mushrooms, slate minerals, dried vanilla bean, dried orange peel, beeswax or an almost Sherry like character that should appeal to fans of orange wine.