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Ontañón Rioja Crianza

2016

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

ABV

14%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Grenache, Tempranillo

£10.90

3 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

This mountainous area of Rioja produces elegant wine - rich, dense fruit balanced with crisp acidity.

Tasting Notes

The nose is well balanced with aromas of black cherry, spice and toasty oak. The palate has more bright, intense tangy black cherry and red cherry fruit, with fresh acidity, a silky mouthfeel, soft ripe tannins, with a lingering finish.

Grape Blend

90%

Tempanillo

10%

Garnacha

Production Notes

Produced from 40 year old vines grown on the slopes of the Sierra Yergas, just south of the River Ebro in Rioja Baja. The wine is produced predominantly from Tempranillo grown in the La Montesa vineyard, blended with Garnacha from Siete Caminos.

Following a long maceration period, the wine spends 12 months in 60% American and 40% French oak barrels (both used and new). This is followed by a further 12 months in bottle prior to release.

Producer - Bodegas Ontañón

Raquel, Ruben and Maria Pérez Cuevas are part of the 3rd generation of the Cuevas family to make wine in Rioja Baja.

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Press Quotes & Awards

Silver (2010 vintage)

Drinks Business / Rioja Masters 2013

The 2010 Crianza offers very ripe notes of dark cherries and a Mediterranean whiff of dry herbs, raisins and dried plums. The tannins are sweet and the palate is equally perfumed resulting in a very attractive, hedonistic wine at a great price. Drink 2014-2017. 89 Points.

Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate Issue 210

Bronze (2009 vintage)

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

Excellent aromas of oak and raspberry, a good depth of flavour and fine typicity. 'Ripe fruit and great structure, the tannins provide a good grip – try with jamon or chorizo,' said Gabor Foth of Hakkasan Hanway Place.

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

ABV

14%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Grenache, Tempranillo

£10.90

3 in stock