R. López De Heredia '04
The Bodegas R. López De Heredia Viña Gravonia Blanco Crianza is a Spanish white wine made from 100% Macabeo grapes in Rioja. Following the harvest and fermentation, it spent 4 long years maturing in oak barrels. Finally, before being bottled, the wine was clarified with egg whites.
The nose of the 2004 vintage Viña Gravonia Blanco Crianza is floral and nutty, with a pinch of warm oak drifting in. This continues on with a sweeter palate, which has many more fruit notes, mainly stone fruits, than the nose. Even with this sweetness, the floral and crunchy almond flavours persist and win over this wine. A good amount of acidity and silky texture make it very easy to drink.