Medium depth, cherry–red with a ruby rim. The nose stands out for its strong expression of red fruit: raspberries, cranberries, red plums and mint underscored with notes of vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, liquorice and white pepper. Impressively fresh entry. Balanced, with good acidity, soft tannins and marked notes of red fruit. Good fruit expression and balsamic notes from the oak ensure a long, pleasant finish.
La Rioja Alta S.A. purchased Torre de Oña winery in 1995 with the aim of making an excellent quality wine incorporating all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. Torre de Oña offers a unique location with clear potential for making a great modern wine, capable of transmitting – as with the great “chateaux” – the exclusive characteristics of a privileged estate.
Since then, and always focussed on the continual improvement in their wine, La Rioja Alta S.A. has made important changes to both vineyards and winery. But it has been in recent years, more specifically since 2005, that they started to pay very special attention to the different plots that make up the estate, and the separate production and maturing of each sub-plot, evaluating the soil and determining where the best quality grapes grow, only then collecting harvests that meet the quality standards for an important international wine.