Tasting notes: Bright ripe aromas of black fruit with hints of liquorice and mocha. Cherry and plum fruit on the palate with acidity and balancing tannins. A very approachable, modern and satisfying Crianza.
Food match: This wine pairs particularly well with roast chicken and game.
Region : Rioja, Spain
Grapes : Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 10%
Alcohol : 14%
About Bodegas Ontañón :
"The family's vineyards sit high in the Sierra Yerga mountains in the prestigious region surrounding Quel, defying misconceptions that Rioja Baja is one of the lesser sub-regions within Rioja. Many of their vineyards are actually planted at altitudes on a par with, or above, those in Rioja Alta and Alavesa; (La Pasada is their highest vineyard at 800m above sea level, planted in 1979 it is used for Reserva and Gran Reserva wines). The hot and dry Mediterranean climate allows for consistent ripening of the grapes with little disease and this has enabled them to pursue organic production across 57 hectares of vines."
Please note that the sale of alcohol to under-18s is prohibited.