Spain’s vintage whites (Spain)

Spain’s vintage whites (Spain)

Patience is a virtue in the slow-moving world of wine, but few take the principle as far as the R López de Heredia bodega in Rioja. When the López de Heredia family were harvesting the grapes for the most recent vintage of what many regard as Spain’s best white wine, Barcelona was preparing to host the Olympics, and Neil Kinnock was still looking like a prime minister in waiting. That wine, the 1991 Viña Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva (£65, Berry Bros, bbr.com), was finally released a year ago, but like all the bodega’s production it was worth the wait, reports The Guardian.

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