food and wine
Half case: £54.72
Full case: £103.68
Well-made and down to earth. Fruity and refreshing.
Meet the Producer
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. Ontañon have vast swathes of vineyard in Rioja Baja. Whilst wine production in Rioja is typically very dependent on contracts with grape growers, the Pérez Cuevas family have seen fit to invest heavily in the purchase of their own land and vines. Their 250ha is a testament to the importance they place on controlling grape quality. Their vineyards sit high in the Sierra Yerga mountains in the prestigious region surrounding Quel - and defy misconceptions that Rioja Baja is one of the lesser sub-regions within Rioja. Much of their vineyards are actually planted at altitudes on a par with, or above, those in Rioja Alta and Alavesa; (La Pasada is their highest vineyard at 800m above sea level – planted in 1979 it is used for Reserva and Gran Reserva wines). The hot and dry Mediterranean climate allows for consistent ripening of the grapes with little disease – this has enabled them to pursue organic production across 57 hectares.
Made from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha grapes cultivated in hillside vineyards (400 metres above sea level) in Rioja Baja. The vineyards have clay stone soils with some sandy areas. The vines are trained using the trellis system. The grapes are chilled for several hours before cool fermentation in stainless steel. Maceration time is limited to 8 hours to produce a rosé with low tannins, and the wine is fermented as for white wine.
A dry, approachable Rioja rosé with raspberry fruit on the nose. The palate has redcurrant and strawberry characters and a bright, juicy finish.
Great with white meats, pasta, pizza or seafood. In fact great with food - or not!
6 x 75cl
TEMPRANILLO 85%, GARNACHA 15%
RUBEN PÉREZ CUEVAS
CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS