An organic red wine produced by Celler La Gravera, Ónra Moltahonra is born in the Costers del Segre DO, a steadily growing wine region located in the province of Lleida, 150 kilometres from the city of Barcelona.
The wine is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from certified organic vines located in the regions of El Segrià and La Noguera. Soils are composed of loam, and the vines, oriented northwest-southeast, grow under a Mediterranean climate with some continental influences. Thus, differences between daytime temperatures and nighttime temperatures are significant.
After a mild, rainy spring and a summer that was cool at the beginning and dry and hot at the end, the grapes used to produce this organic red wine were harvested in October and brought to the cellar in little, 8-kilogram boxes.
Selected twice and kept at a temperature of 6ºC, prior to fermentation the Grenache grapes were macerated for three days with periodic rackings. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at a temperature between 24ºC and 26ºC, with each variety being separately fermented. Then Ónra Moltahonra 2012 was aged for 18 months in light and medium-toasted French oak barrels.
Drink this Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre until 2023. Aerate before drinking.
The wine Ónra Moltahonra has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe, with some ruby tinges and a purple hue at the rim.
Delicacy, nuance and intensity. Dim notes of spices, some notions of aromatic herbs and dried vegetals, a dash of ripe black fruit and, on the background a beating expression of minerality that combines with some touches of wet earth. This blend of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon is rounded by a layer of chocolate and fine wood, plus a touch of Havanna cigars.
Very expressive, showing real complexity. Blueberries and blackberries, Tahitian vanilla, Ghana cocoa, some notes of wet stones and a hint of green bell pepper. This wine by Celler Lagravera has a well-balanced acidity, crunchy tannins and a long, vibrant finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A great Autumn wine, Ónra Moltahonra 2012 is rich, sophisticated and comforting. The perfect pairing for stews and casseroles.
Ónra Moltaonra 2010:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%.|
|Pairings||Cod, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Unknown winery, unknown region. It made an excellent impression on me. I will definitely buy it again.