Wine Advocate 93 points - Vivid ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry compote and lavender, with a minerally topnote adding vivacity. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors given spine by bright acidity. Fleshes out with air and finishes with slow-building tannins and strong spicy persistence.
A blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), matured in a mixture of new and used French and Caucasian oak barrels for 20 months. There is a jump in quality, subtlety and balance in this 2010, as it feels like the best wine they have released so far. Bright ruby-colored, it has a subtle nose of red berries and spices. The palate is soft and with very fine tannins, highly drinkable with good acidity.
|Wine maker notes
|Torre de Ona Reserva is the result of an exhaustive knowledge of our best plots. A modern wine, raised in contact with French and Caucasian oak, that highlights the personality of a unique estate. A wine with elegance, character, colour and freshness. Elegance and length that will seduce Rioja Alavesa lovers’ palates.
|These are the words that define the Torre de Ona winery, which we wish to share and enjoy with you. Concepts forged since 1995, when La Rioja Alta, S.A. led this exciting project with the aim of making an excellent quality wine incorporating all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. A unique location that we were convinced provided clear potential for making a great modern wine, capable of transmitting - as with the great “chateaux” - the exclusive characteristics of a privileged estate.
Since then, and always focussed on the continual improvement in our wine, we have made important changes to our vineyards and winery. But it has been in recent years, more specifically since 2005, that we started to pay very special attention to the different plots that make up the estate, and the separate production and maturing of each sub-plot, evaluating the soil and determining where the best quality grapes grow, only then collecting harvests that meet the quality standards for an important international wine. This is how we made our Torre de Ona, Finca San Martin and Club de Cosecheros (Harvester’s Club) wines.
We have taken a big step forward. But we will not rest there. We constantly strive for excellence and are convinced that for the Torre de Ona winery, the best has yet to come.