Ontanon Tempranillo Blanco
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Bodegas Ontañón is a 5th generation family-owned and run winery in Rioja Baja. Here Raquel, Rubén and Maria Pérez Cuevas continue their father Gabriel's work to develop Bodegas Ontañón into one of the most highly-regarded wineries in Rioja.
In 1988 a Rioja winemaker found a bunch of white grapes growing amongst the Tempranillo vines in his estate in Rioja Baja. After several years investigation, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja accepted that this was a natural mutation of the usually red Tempranillo grape and approved it as a variety to be grown DOCa Rioja. It is thought that just one generation separates the white and red versions of the grape. Luckily Bodegas Ontañón saw the potential of this grape and planted 15 ha in 2010. Hooray!!
Grapes: Tempranillo Blanco 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes