Clean, bright, ruby red with an intense pink rim. Great aromatic intensity, typical of this Rioja Alavesa terroir, with notes of dark wild berries, blackberries, blueberries against a background of incense, cedar oil, ground coffee, liquorice, black pepper, mints and aniseed. Powerful entry; fresh with a good structure and a sweet, persistent tannic load. Pleasantly big aftertaste where notes of wild berry jam, liquorice, peppers, cedar oil and aniseed return in harmony.
The perfect match to all kinds of stews, casseroles and meat-based recipes. Also ideal with spicy sauces and medium-aged cheeses.
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.