Bodegas Ondarre, is based in Viana, a historic town 6 kilometres from Logroño, 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 help them obtain the incredible character in their wines. As well as their Reservas they produce a few thousand cases of a single varietal Graciano. A real rarity due to the low yielding nature of the vine.
The vineyards are made up of clay based soils with a high iron and chalk content.
Each grape variety was fermented separately in temperature controlled vats lasting 16 to 18 days at 28-30°C. The wine was then aged for 16 months in American and French oak casks of the Bordeaux type.
Leather and spice of traditionally made Rioja on the nose. Smooth and subtle on the palate, with strawberries and vanilla ice cream sustained through to a long finish with well integrated tannins.