Ondarre, Rioja Reserva DOCa, 2015, Rioja, Spain


An excellent Rioja Reserva. The Reserva classification is many people's favourite from Rioja, as it has enough oak ageing to allow for a mellow and rounded feel, yet it's still quite youthful, so they retain a balance of fruit and complexity. This wine is no exception. Smooth, textured, and ripe with red berry aromas and a long satisfying finish. Underpinned with hints of vanilla and toast.

Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985, with the aim of creating wines which showcase the region’s distinct terroirs. The cooperative winery is situated in the town of Viana which overlooks the Rioja Valley in Rioja Oriental. Bodegas Ondarre has formed trusted relationships with the highest quality growers in the area, with whom they have been working since 1985. The Reservas are Bodegas Ondarre’s most acclaimed wines, which win top awards and critical approval every year.

Producer: Ondarre

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grapes: Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Garnacha 10%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2015

Status: Vegan