It is a full, solidly built wine with a deep ruby color. The bouquet is created by aromas of cherry, vanilla and smoke. Velvety in the mouth, with nuances of cherry and caramel jam, with a long tip rich in juicy tannins. Notes of soft fruit, dark with a touch of earth with a floral aroma in the nose.
The Ontañón Gran Reserva is made up of Tempranillo and a small amount of Graciano, grapes native to Rioja. The grapevine grows in clay and calcareous soils, rich in iron and minerals. Gran Reserva is a wine produced only in the highest quality vintages. Throughout the harvest, the winemaker carefully selects the best fruits that come from the oldest vines. Gran Reserva has to spend a total of five years in the vineyard (three years in a barrel and two years in a bottle) before being released to the market, and it is aging that gives quality, subtle spices, tobacco and dried fruit.
Bodegas Ontañón is a multi-generation family winery located in Rioja Baja. Our 250 hectares (approximately 620 acres) of vineyards are located high in the Sierra Yerga mountains outside the town of Quel, which has been one of Rioja's most distinguished wine centers for three centuries. "Passion for the vine, passion for wine and passion for the arts" is the winery's motto, they believe that each of these elements contributes to the human experience and illustrates the essential connection of earth, people and culture.
The Rioja's soils make it ideal for growing top-quality varieties that are balanced in structure, have high acidity and only need a moderate amount of water during the summer months. Rioja consists of several microclimates with extremely diverse soils, which is reflected in the unique characteristics of its wines. This, combined with the many different winemaking practices and grape varieties, enables winemakers to produce wines with very different personalities but which remain true to the region's history and characteristics.