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Viña Tondonia is coming to Berlin!
November 16, 2018 @ 19:00 - 23:30€360
It was only a matter of time before we hosted an evening focused on Spanish wine. And it was equally clear that R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia (www.lopezdeheredia.com) would be the only winegrowing estate we could possible start with. It’s taken us two years to wheedle the family that runs the estate into a “YES” — we’ll come to Berlin.
So why these particular winegrowers?
I mean, in many ways Spanish wine goes with everything. No sommelier needed. Red or white, the Spanish stuff enjoys undying love from the crowds. The same people who can’t taste much of anything anymore because they burned it all away downing whiskey and vodka. For those people, a Spanish wine always tastes good. Why? There’s a lot of oak, a lot of alcohol, a lot of fruit; frankly, a lot of everything. We’re talking wines that are often made for a quick bit of fun.
Vina Tondonia is the exact opposite of that. Nobody makes wine this way anymore. In fact, others who claim to use old-school methods in the cellar and vineyard are actually just mimicking Tondonia. The estate was founded in 1877 and little to nothing has changed since then. The wines are still gifted an incredibly long time before they leave the estate. Which is why one of their wines in your glass is going to be a bit older than you’re used to.
Vina Tondonia, whose Crianzas and Gran Reservas and especially the Rosado are the absolute “must taste” bottles coming from Spain right now. The whole world is trying to get their hands on these wines. On this evening we’ll be presenting a cross section from the current portfolio (Crianza to Gran Reserva and Blanco, with some stops in the Rosado to Tinto range). Then we’ll be pouring some vinos that sold out long ago. Wines so rare that Wagner and Fissel (and once upon a time Schellhorn too www.instagram.com/derschellhorn/ – although he’s working on his own thing right now www.instagram.com/willi_drinks ) would have peddled their asses on the street just to get their hands on a bottle or two.
We’ve spent the last couple years trolling for these bottles, including from our buddies at Ravenborg Pan y Vino (www.ravenborg.de), Viniberica (www.viniberica.com) & Kracher Fine Wines www.finewineshop.com. And now we’re ready to uncork these bad boys.
This tasting — and please forgive my enthusiasm — is going to be legendary. There’s never been a range like this presented publicly in Berlin (or probably anywhere in Germany).
08 Vina Gravonia Blanco Crianza
White wines & Rosewine:
2005 Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva
1996 Vina Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva
2008 Vina Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva
2009 Vina Cubillo Tinto Crianza
2005 Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva
1983 Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva
1995 Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva
1981 Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva
1973 Bosconia 5anos Crianza
1964 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva
Spirits from Stählemühle – who else?
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