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Torre de Ona Reserva

17.99

A modern take on Rioja that has been made using grapes selected from the best plots of land and in the best French and Caucas oak.

Plots are parcelled out and picked separately. Bunches are hand-picked in 20 kg. crates. Cold soak for all batches. 80% of the blend underwent the malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels (French and Caucasian) so as to portray colour and fresher and fruitier aromas.

It was aged for 18 months in French (40% brand new and 35% two-year-old barrels) and Caucasian (25%) oak in order to preserve and highlight the fruity character. Racked three times.

Country: Spain

Vintage: 2016

Tempranillo

Alcohol Volume: 14%

Tasting Notes: Medium-high depth, dark-cherry red with an intense garnet-red rim. Clean and bright. Intense aromas, typical of this Rioja Alavesa terroir, with notes of ripe berries (blackberries, blueberries and raspberry jam) against a background of spices, clove, aniseed, incense, tobacco, and mocha. Mild attack with medium body and nice structure. It is well-balanced with sweet tannins. A wine that stands out for its broad and silky aftertaste, where notes of ripe fruit and sweet spices complement those from painstaking barrel ageing.

Style: Medium bodied

Food Pairing: Lamb