51630 Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2004
Bodegas Ondarre is located in Viana, a historic town 8 kilometres from Logroño (La Rioja), rich in tradition, still preserving traces of its medieval fortress. Its name comes from a hundred-year old country house, the property of the founders of the wine cellar. Production is solely composed of Reservas, Cask-fermented Whites and Cava sparkling wines, with a limited number of bottles. Wines of fine quality which Bodegas Ondarre want to consolidate among the most exceptional palates. Bodegas Ondarre have the most advanced vinification technology. Ageing is in new American- or French-oak casks. The bodega has made special efforts to renew its stock of barrels so as to obtain this marked character in its wines which is giving them so much prestige. This wine is traditionally styled Rioja, smooth, ripe and subtle with the added complexity of vanilla and well integrated tannins in a long finish.
Mellow fruit aromas of Cabernet (and I don't think there's any of that in this) with a strong oak presence on the nose and palette. Hardy tannins on the tongue dominate the finish. Oak is a bit overpowering (and I like oak) but otherwise great.
Lovely wine a nice accompaniment to meat aswell, also now looking for a bottle of volcanic malvania (originating from Lanzarote) anyone know where you can buy this online( maybe labelled under a different name( it's a smooth pink wine)
I tried this one recently and I loved it. Nice full bodied red. Will definitely but this one again.
External Reviews for 51630 Ondarre Rioja Reserva
Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880's phylloxera struck in the Bordeaux region many of its vignerons crossed the border into Spain, bringing their winemaking skills. They set out to serve mainly the needs of the French market with wine made in Rioja according to French methods; the "barrica", identical to the Bordeaux barriques of 225L, was introduced to mature the wines for 2 to 3 years and is still used in Rioja to this day. Bodegas Ondare, whose winery is in Viana 10KM from Logrono, the Riojas capital, has all the advantages of a bodega which was conceived and designed with a new philosophy, and equipped with the very latest vinification equipment, housed in spacious, tastefully designed buildings. The whole process of production and ageing, from the arrival of the grapes at the winery through to the extraction of the must, its fermentation at low temperatures and the ...
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Notes: New American- or French-oak casks