The wine is rich in intense tropical fruit aromas with notes of pineapple, white flower and citrus. On the palate well-structured, mineral and balanced with ripe stone fruit, a hint of orange blossom, with a sharp acidity and a long finish. Recommended for poultry, risotto and baked dishes with vegetables.
The wine was made of the rare Tempranillo Blanco variety. Albino grapes were discovered by chance in 1988 by a local farmer who tended his Murillo de Rio Leza vineyard planted in Tempranillo. Laboratory tests of the sample confirmed that this is a natural mutation of the red variety. After several years of additional laboratory research, the authorities of the Rioja Appeal entered the new variety Tempranillo Blanco on the list of official varieties grown in Rioja. The oenologist Bodegas Ontañon was delighted with the aromatic richness of Tempranillo Blanco and planted 15 hectares of vineyard with this new variety.
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 need only 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.