Intense and complex aroma of red fruit with hints of licorice typical of the tempranillo variety and with spicy and toasty notes derived from aging in French oak. A sensual, lasting flavor with notes of fruit reappearing. Perfect for various types of meat, roasts, cured cheeses and pates. The Anthology of Crianza is the result of the selection of the best Tempranillo, Granacha and Graciano vines from over 40 plots in Quel. These grapes, selected for each grape variety, are picked by hand and transported in small boxes to the vineyard. The wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 12 months.
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.
Rioja is the most famous wine region of Spain, located in its northern part, on the pilgrimage route to Santiago del Compostela. The first vines in this area were planted by the Romans as early as the 2nd century BC. The popularity of the Tempranillo grape and the very good results obtained during the production of wines meant that this variety spread throughout Spain and took different names in various regions, such as Tinta del País, Aragonés, Cencibel, Ull de Llebre, Tinto Fino and Tinta de Toro.
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.