Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva is a deep, concentrated ageworthy Rioja, aged in oak for 16 months, then a further 8 months in bottle before release. Made with 75% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 15% Mazuela and Graciano, this Rioja Reserva has fine grained tannins and concentrated dark fruit flavours.
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|Grapes||75% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 15% Mazuela and Graciano|
|Serve with||Slow cooked lamb shank|
|Awards||92 Pts, Tim Atkin, 2018|
|Name||Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva|
Bodegas Ondarre, is based in Viana, a historic town six 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 grapes are grown in vineyards covering 1,200 hectares around the winery, at the point confluence of La Rioja, Alava and Navarra. The area offers an optimum climate and terroir. The vines are grown in clay based soils with high iron and chalk content.