Ontañón Vetiver is composed of 100% Viura, a grape indigenous of Rioja. Viura is characterized by its vibrant and lively expression of the clay and limestone-rich soil in which it is grown.
The Ontañón Vetiver is aged for nearly sic months in oak and for an additional six months in bottle prior to release. The wine displays subtle hints of a lifted floral component as well as a voluptuous mouth-feel, reminiscent of tropical fruit, grapefruit, a touch of white pepper and toast. It is well balanced, with a fine line of natural acidity and a round, full bodied profile that pairs perfectly with seafood, fish, cream-based pasta sauces and roast chicken.
Bodega Ontañón is a multi-generational, family-owned winery located in Rioja baja.
Their 250 hectares (ca.620 acres) of vineyard land sit high in the Sierra Yerga Mountains outside of the township of Quel, which has been one of Rioja’s outstanding winemaking centers for three centuries. They take great pride in maintaining these vineyards in the most sustainable manner possible, as it is their land that supports their family tradition in wine. “Passion for the vine, passion for wine and passion for art” is their motto, as they believe that each of these elements contributes to the human experience and illustrates the vital connection of the land to people and culture.