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Ondarre Crianza 'Rivallana' Rioja Spain 2009

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A worthy Crianza with powerful fruit aromas, well combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated ripe fruit flavours and good structure. From the Bodegas Ondarre whose winery is in Viana only 6km from Riojas capital, Logroño. 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 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. 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 while maintaining a respect for 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: 80% Tempranillo ,10% Garnacha, & 10% Mazuela/Graciano Vinification: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using using carefully selected yeasts. Ageing: 18 months in American and French oak barriques Colour: Deep red. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and mature cheese. Taste: Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavours and good structure.

Region: Spain » Rioja

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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

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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

This stunning Rioja Crianza is from Bodegas Ondarre, whose winery is in Viana only 6km from Rioja's capital, Logroño. Rioja is the leading wine region of Spain producing predominantly red wines in the north of the country. 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 : 80% Tempranillo ,10% Garnacha, and 10% Mazuela Region : Spain / Rioja DOC Maker : Javier Martinez de Salinas Notes : Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavours and good structure. Serve : At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and mature cheese. ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

A worthy Crianza with powerful fruit aromas, well combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated ripe fruit flavours and good structure. From the Bodegas Ondarre whose winery is in Viana only 6km from Riojas capital, Logroño. 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 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. 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 while maintaining a respect for 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: 80% Tempranillo ,10% Garnacha, & 10% Mazuela/Graciano Vinification: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using using carefully selected yeasts. Ageing: 18 months in American and French oak barriques Colour: Deep red. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and mature cheese. Taste: Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavours and good structure.



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A worthy Crianza with powerful fruit aromas, well combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated ripe fruit flavours and good structure. From the Bodegas Ondarre whose winery is in Viana only 6km from Riojas capital, Logroño. 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 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. 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 while maintaining a respect for 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: 80% Tempranillo ,10% Garnacha, & 10% Mazuela/Graciano Vinification: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using using carefully selected yeasts. Ageing: 18 months in American and French oak barriques Colour: Deep red. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats, game and mature cheese. Taste: Powerful fruit aromas well-combined with hints of oak ageing. On the palate it reveals concentrated, ripe fruit flavours and good structure.

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