Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Primeur 2020

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Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Primeur 2020

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 68%, Garnacha 32%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bodegas Ondarre

Tasting notes - Full bodied and smooth, this youthful Rioja shows enticing notes of fresh black fruits underpinned by delicious oak spice. The textured palate is full of terroir expression.

Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Primeur 2020

A generous and smooth youthful Rioja, with enticing
notes of fresh black fruits, hints of oak spice and a
textured palate full of terroir expression.
Producer Note
Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985, with the aim of creating wines which
showcase the region’s distinct terroirs. Situated in the town of Viana overlooking the
Rioja Valley in Rioja Oriental, Bodegas Ondarre is the only winery in the village of Viana.
They have formed trusted relationships with the highest quality growers in the area, with
whom they have been working since their inception. The Reservas are Bodegas
Ondarre’s most acclaimed wines, which win top awards and critical approval every
year. They attribute their success to hard work in the vineyards and their continual
investment in the winery and barrel stock. They use both French and American oak
casks to help them obtain the character in their wines. They also produce a few
thousand cases of a single varietal Graciano - a real rarity due to the low yielding
nature of this variety.
Vintage
2020 was a relatively smaller harvest than the previous two years. Mild weather during
winter and a warm, wet spring resulted in challenging situations in the vineyard. The
harvest took place under good conditions and although yields were lower than
previous years, the quality was high and the official rating for the 2020 vintage was
‘Very Good’.
Vineyard
The certified organic parcel within the estate vineyard is situated on Rioja Valley’s
northern hills on south-facing slopes, which climb towards the Sierra. The small, old
vineyard is planted across an uneven terrain due to several streams that run down the
mountains that mark the northern border of Rioja. The soils are generally poor in
nutrients and very shallow, just 30 to 35 centimetres in depth, which encourage the
vines to send their roots deeper in search of nutrients and water. The soils vary from plot
to plot, but there is a prevalence of clay based soils with high iron and chalk content.
The clay content retains water, which nourishes the vines during the warm summers
and the iron content is an essential nutrient for photosynthesis. The grapes come from
low-yielding vines with careful selection of the grapes, allows for true expression of the
climate and soil.
Winemaking
Each variety was fermented separately, with temperature controlled fermentation
taking place with selected yeasts at 28 to 30°C. Maceration lasted for 16 to 18 days
allowing the extraction of aromas, flavours colour and fine, silky tannins. The wine was
racked into 225 litre American and French oak casks with two rackings where it rested
for five months. Released early from the cellars to showcase the young, fruit-forward
bouquet underpinned by mild oaky notes.
Tasting Note
Full bodied and smooth, this youthful Rioja shows enticing notes of fresh black fruits
underpinned by delicious oak spice. The textured palate is full of terroir expression.
Grape
Tempranillo 68%, Garnacha 32%

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