Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebarón Blanco' Rioja

£12.95
  • Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebarón Blanco' Rioja
  • Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebarón Blanco' Rioja

Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebarón Blanco' Rioja

£12.95

AVAILABILITY: 56 in stock

Grape Tempranillo Blanco
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Orchard Fruit, Crisp, Elegant, Floral
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

Discover the elegance and creaminess of Bodegas Ondarre's 'Valdebaron Blanco' Rioja. Delicate white flower, green apple, and pear aromas complement the luscious and balanced taste. With crisp acidity and a mouth-watering finish, it's the perfect white wine for any occasion.

Bodegas Ondarre 'Valdebaron Blanco' Rioja is currently available in The Wine Press, Dundee's Finest Wine Bar.

Critic Review

Decanter World Wine Awards: 90Pts Silver Medal

"Restrained orchard fruits with a delicate creamy texture and attractive stone fruit and wet stone characters."
Decanter Panel for DWWA 2023

About the Producer

Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985, with the aim of creating wines which showcase the region’s distinct terroirs. Situated in the town of Viana overlooking the Rioja Valley in Rioja Oriental, Bodegas Ondarre is the only winery in the village of Viana. They have formed trusted relationships with the highest quality growers in the area, with whom they have been working since their inception. The Reservas are Bodegas Ondarre’s most acclaimed wines, which win top awards and critical approval every year. They attribute their success to hard work in the vineyards and their continual investment in the winery and barrel stock. They use both French and American oak casks to help them obtain the character in their wines. They also produce a few thousand cases of a single varietal Graciano - a real rarity due to the low yielding nature of this variety.

Vineyard and Winery

The Tempranillo Blanco vines are grown in a small number of vineyard sites to the north and northeast of Viana, situated northern bank of the River Ebro. The vineyards are located on slopes ranging from 520 to 690 metres above sea level, which are sheltered from the harsh northern winds and the wetter, cooler weather fronts by the nearby Sierra Cantabria range. The south facing orientation optimises sunlight exposure and warm, dry winds from the south help to ventilate the vineyard, reducing disease pressure. The vineyards are situated on a variety of soil types from sand, gravel, clay and chalk over a limestone subsoil. The topsoil is shallow, just 25 to 40 centimetres deep and as such, the vines take time to develop and establish complex root systems, and these bush vines are old and low yielding. 

The grapes are carefully selected and gently pressed to retain the aromas. The clarified must was barrel-fermented in new 225 litre French oak with selected yeasts under temperature controlled conditions. The wine spent a further four months ageing on its fine lees in 225 litre American and French oak barriques and Acacia casks.

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Paul Martin
Perfect for warmer nights

Great recommendation from the Aitken’s team. Hats off to Euan again for great advice.