Ontanon Tempranillo Blanco (6 Bottle Case)

Spain

 

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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. Bodegas Ontañón saw the potential of this grape and planted 15 ha in 2010. 2016 is the first vintage Tempranillo Blanco that Bodegas Ontañón have released and it doesn’t disappoint!

Ontañón Tempranillo Blanco wine has intense tropical fruit aromas with hints of pineapple, white flower and citrus. The palate has texture, minerality and balance with ripe stone fruit characters, a hint of orange blossom, crisp acidity and a lengthy finish. A great match for poultry, risotto and roasted vegetable dishes.

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grapes: Tempranillo Blanco 100%
ABV: 12%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Awards: 2017 Vintage - Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 Gold

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