Ontañón’s care and passion for wine has recently received new recognition. The 2005 Reserva has been granted the Golden Medal at the 16th Annual “El Zarcillo” Awards, one of the most important and prestigious wine events both in Spain and worldwide. This year, the jury tasted a total of 1,907 samples from 385 wineries from 20 different countries representing 86 different denominations of origin.
All of Ontañón’s Reserva wines are only made in years of exceptional quality. The 2005 Reserva is a wine that reflects the essence and the enthusiasm of a family winery spanning several generations. Their logo is: ‘Passion for the Vineyards, Passion for Wine, and Passion for Art`.
The 2005 Reserva is produced from grapes harvested from the winery’s best and oldest vineyards located at the higher elevations of the Sierra de Yerga in Rioja Baja. The winery’s two fundamental pillars are the care of their owned vineyards and a craft elaboration adapted to the characteristics and quality of each varietal.
Ontañón Reserva 2005 is comprised of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano. The grapes undergo a long maceration in controlled temperatures between 21 and 27 ° C and are aged for 24 months in barrels of American and French oak and was first released to the market in Feb 2015.
The 2005 Reserva expresses the rich mineral and clay notes of its unique terroir. On the palate, it offers intense notes of ripe fruit balanced with a soft and smooth acidity. Its body, good acidity, and structure make it ideal for red meats, game, elaborated dishes, aged cheeses, as well as ham and paté.
Ontañon has a long history of growing in the Rioja region—the family currently owns and cultivates more than 250 hectares of vineyards. Many years of work and enthusiasm supported by the combination of wine and art have resulted in wines recognized by both critics and consumers.