Ondarre Gran Reserva Rioja 2015

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Ondarre Gran Reserva Rioja 2015

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 90%, Mazuelo 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ondarre

Tasting notes - The complex and mature bouquet offers rich fruit aromas, along with hints of spice and notes of raisined fruit layered with tobacco and leather. Elegant and velvety, this is classic Gran Reserva Rioja. 

Awards
95 pts, IWSC, 2021

Ondarre Gran Reserva Rioja 2015

An elegant and velvety wine with rich fruit aromas and
hints of spice layered with leather and tobacco.
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
2015 was rated as “very good” by the Rioja Control Board, and it was marked as being
the earliest harvest in history. The conditions in September were exceptionally
favourable and produced high quality grapes. The fruit was harvested in perfect health
with excellent maturity levels. The resulting wines have an intense fruit component, soft
and elegant tannins and great aromatic complexity.
Vineyard
The carefully selected grapes for this wine come from old vineyards surrounding the
village of Viana, which overlooks the Rioja Valley, in what is now known as Rioja
Oriental. The climate is continental with a noticeable Mediterranean influence. The 40
year old, low yielding vines are situated on the slopes which climb up towards the
Sierra Mountains at elevations of 600 to 750 metres, where the diversity of the soils
contribute to the complexity in the wine. To the north of the village, the soils are very
shallow - approximately 40 centimetres deep- on a bedrock of sedimentary rock, with
soil comprising sand, clay and limestone. The terrain is quite uneven here, due to
several streams that run down from the mountains and create a special microclimate.
The streams ensure good drainage which encourages the Gobelet trained vines to
struggle a little to produce concentrated wines.
Winemaking
The grapes were fermented with inoculated yeast at temperatures of between 25 to
28°C, with daily pumping over and délestage (rack and return) taking place to extract
colour, flavour and tannins. The wine went through malolactic conversion in new oak
casks, originating from Missouri and Central France. Ageing took place on the lees,
lasting for 28 months with regular racking. In order to retain maximum concentration,
the wine was fined naturally, with a series of successive rackings. Once bottled, the
wine received bottle ageing for 32 months. As the wine was bottled without tartaric
stabilisation, it may leave a deposit in the bottle, so decanting is recommended.
Tasting Note
The complex and mature bouquet offers rich fruit aromas, along with hints of spice and
notes of raisined fruit layered with tobacco and leather. Elegant and velvety, this is
classic Gran Reserva Rioja.
Grape
Tempranillo 90%, Mazuelo 10%

Awards
95 pts, IWSC, 2021

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