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Ondarre Rivallana Crianza Rioja 2016
£63.54 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Spain
Region - Rioja
Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 5%, Mazuelo 5%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ondarre
Tasting notes - Spicy fruit aromas are complemented by subtle notes of vanilla from oak ageing. Savoury and ripe fruit flavours combine on the palate resulting in a traditional Rioja style.
Silver, IWC, 2019
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Savoury and mellow flavours complemented by vanilla notes from oak ageing. Traditional Rioja style.
Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985, with the aim of creating wines which showcase the region’s distinct terroirs. The cooperative winery is situated in the town of Viana which overlooks the Rioja Valley in Rioja Oriental. Bodegas Ondarre has formed trusted relationships with the highest quality growers in the area, with whom they have been working since 1985. 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.
The Control Board of the D.O.Ca. Rioja has awarded an official rating of ‘Very Good’ for the 2016 Rioja vintage. Good progress throughout the growing cycle produced excellent results both in terms of quality and quantity. The 2016 vintage shows beautiful aromatics, great balance between acidity and alcohol and excellent phenolic ripeness, which imbues the wines with great depth and persistence.
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.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with carefully selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 28 to 30°C. The wine was aged for 12 months in American and French oak barriques.
Spicy fruit aromas are complemented by subtle notes of vanilla from oak ageing. Savoury and ripe fruit flavours combine on the palate resulting in a traditional Rioja style.
Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 5%, Mazuelo 5%
Silver, IWC, 2019
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