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Bodegas Ondarre Tempranillo Blend Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva 2005

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Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880s 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 selection of locally-produced yeasts, is carried out with the most advanced equipment. This modern equipment is used in conjunction with the well-tried, traditional methods and the old wisdom of the bodegueros of the Rioja which have given such fame and prestige to the wines of the region. Bodegas Ondarre is, without doubt, one of the most modern bodegas in the Rioja, rivalling the most advanced in the world. Grapes: 100% Tempranillo Vinification: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, at between 28-30C. Maceration on skins lasted 17 days. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 2 rackings. Ageing: 24 months in new French oak bariques, 60% in Allier and 40% in Limousin. Racking from barrel to barrel every 6 months. The wine is only released for sale when it is ready for drinking at its best. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and cheese. Taste: Intense ruby red in colour. Smooth and elegant with figs and a touch of cinnamon on the palate, full-bodied and a long finish.

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Bodegas Ondarre,S.A.:
Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous names in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja, but with wines with a character of their own. 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 cou... Read more
Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous names in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja, but with wines with a character of their own. 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. Read less

Member Reviews for Bodegas Ondarre Tempranillo Blend Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva

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Snooth User: limu
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5.00 5
08/29/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: davethewav9
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/26/2012

Classical graepy, peppery rioja with just the right amount of oak. Very nicely done.


Snooth User: themellowman
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 08/16/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Ondarre Tempranillo Blend Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/04/2013

Robert Parker 90 Points GOLD MEDAL - CONCOURSE MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2013 Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880s phylloxera struck in the Bordeaux region many of its vignerons crossed the border into Spain, bringing their winemaking skills. Bodegas Ondarre, whose winery is in Ivan, 6 KM 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. They are, without doubt, one of the most modern bodegas in the Rioja, rivalling the most advanced in the world. Grapes : 100% Tempranillo Region : Spain / Rioja DOC Maker : Javier Martinez de Salinas Notes : Intense ruby red in colour. Smooth and elegant with figs and a touch of cinnamon on the palate, full-bodied and a long finish. Serve : At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and cheese. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/11/2010

Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880s 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 selection of locally-produced yeasts, is carried out with the most advanced equipment. This modern equipment is used in conjunction with the well-tried, traditional methods and the old wisdom of the bodegueros of the Rioja which have given such fame and prestige to the wines of the region. Bodegas Ondarre is, without doubt, one of the most modern bodegas in the Rioja, rivalling the most advanced in the world. Grapes: 100% Tempranillo Vinification: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, at between 28-30C. Maceration on skins lasted 17 days. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 2 rackings. Ageing: 24 months in new French oak bariques, 60% in Allier and 40% in Limousin. Racking from barrel to barrel every 6 months. The wine is only released for sale when it is ready for drinking at its best. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and cheese. Taste: Intense ruby red in colour. Smooth and elegant with figs and a touch of cinnamon on the palate, full-bodied and a long finish.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Robert Parker 90 Points Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880s phylloxera struck in the Bordeaux region many of its vignerons crossed the border into Spain, bringing their winemaking skills. Bodegas Ondarre, whose winery is in Ivan, 6 KM 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. They are, without doubt, one of the most modern bodegas in the Rioja, rivalling the most advanced in the world. Grapes : 100% Tempranillo Region : Spain / Rioja DOC Maker : Javier Martinez de Salinas Notes : Intense ruby red in colour. Smooth and elegant with figs and a touch of cinnamon on the palate, full-bodied and a long finish. Serve : At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and cheese. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2004 03/23/2010

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 temperatur...



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Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. When in the 1880s 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 selection of locally-produced yeasts, is carried out with the most advanced equipment. This modern equipment is used in conjunction with the well-tried, traditional methods and the old wisdom of the bodegueros of the Rioja which have given such fame and prestige to the wines of the region. Bodegas Ondarre is, without doubt, one of the most modern bodegas in the Rioja, rivalling the most advanced in the world. Grapes: 100% Tempranillo Vinification: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, at between 28-30C. Maceration on skins lasted 17 days. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 2 rackings. Ageing: 24 months in new French oak bariques, 60% in Allier and 40% in Limousin. Racking from barrel to barrel every 6 months. The wine is only released for sale when it is ready for drinking at its best. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and cheese. Taste: Intense ruby red in colour. Smooth and elegant with figs and a touch of cinnamon on the palate, full-bodied and a long finish.

Closure: Cork

Aged 24 months in French Oak.

Notes: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats


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