Ondarre Reserva Rioja 2017

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Ondarre Reserva Rioja 2017

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Garnacha 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ondarre

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. 

Awards
94 pts, IWC, 2021

 

Ondarre Reserva Rioja 2017

Leather, vanilla and spice of traditionally made Rioja
enveloped in an elegant and textured palate.
ProducerNote
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
2017 was a challenging year marked by harsh frosts that affected the vineyards in April,
followed by summer drought. Ultimately these factors resulted in a reduced yield. The
warm, dry conditions ensured the vines were in excellent health and the harvest was
one of the earliest in history of Rioja. The grapes harvested were high quality with
excellent varietal expression.
Vineyard
The vineyards are situated on Rioja Valley’s northern hills on south-facing slopes, at an
altitude of 550 metres above sea level. The vines, which have an average age of 25
years, are planted in 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.
Winemaking
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.
TastingNote
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.
Grape
Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Garnacha 10%

Awards
94 pts, IWC, 2021

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