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Bodegas Ondarre - Rioja Reserva 2015

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Rioja
  • Wine Maker: Javier Martinez de Salinas
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Grape Percentage: Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Garnacha 10%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Serve at room temperature to accompany tender lamb cutlets, game - such as pheasant or partridge; or mature cheese.

Duty/Vat Paid
WS: 88 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Leather, vanilla and spice of traditionally made Rioja enveloped in a smooth and textured palate. Balanced, with ripe, wild strawberries and integrated tannins through to a long, lingering finish.

Winery Information

Bodegas Ondarre

Bodegas Ondarre, is based in Viana, a historic town 6 kilometres from Logro̱o, Rioja's capital. Founded in 1986 it has quickly become one of the standout producers in the region with its elegant and distinguishable style. Their most acclaimed wines are their Reservas, which win top awards and critical approval every year. They attribute their success to the hard work in the vineyards and their continual investment into the winery and barrel stock. They use both French and American oak casks to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Spectator (2014)88 pts

Spice, tobacco and vanilla notes frame cherry, orange peel and underbrush flavors in this round, gentle red, in a traditional style, with light tannins and just enough acidity for balance. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2019.

Vinification Notes

Each grape variety was fermented separately in temperature controlled vats at 28 to 30°C, which lasted for between 16 to 18 days. The wine was blended and then aged for 16 months in American and French oak Bordeaux type casks imparting subtle oak complexity. During the maturation the wine was racked four times, in order to gently extract phenolic compounds by oxygenating the wine. This produced a softer wine which exhibits great varietal fruit character.