Rioja Blanco Barrique Fermented 2008
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. The barrique fermented Rioja Blanco is a delicious, balanced, fresh white Rioja made from the Viura grape.
External Reviews for Rioja Blanco Barrique Fermented
Its nose is elegant and complex, with aromas of white flowers, flint and very ripe fruit. The sensation in the mouth is very well-balanced, smooth and with great finesse. The finish, with a touch of acidity, has all these plus a hint of smokiness and spices. 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 prod...