Rioja Graciano, Ondarre
2014

Rioja Graciano, Ondarre

Spain, Rioja

Rare to see a pure Graciano and even rarer to find a Rioja at this level with character and finesse. Lovely, savoury red fruit emphasis. Aged in both French and American oak barrels, but not overly marked by vanilla.”

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£11.95

MWS: 94

Origin

Probably Spain’s most famous wine region – it is actually sub divided into three areas, the finest two of which are Alta and Alavesa. The vast majority of fruit for this Ondarre Reserva is sourced from the Alta province.

Grape Variety

100% Graciano.

Grapes are fermented at controlled temperatures in vats, then aged in new French oak and medium grain American oak for 12 months.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 2 years.

Producer

Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1986, a subsidiary to the Bodegas Olarra Group - one of most respected name in Rioja - who also manage nearby Bodegas Olarra. The estate name comes from a hundred-year old country house, owned by the founding family of the winery.

Food Match

Fine match with almost any lamb dish, slow roasted or casserole. Duck breast in a non sweet sauce would also work well.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

In the press

Stephen Tanzer: 90 points

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