Manually harvested in October and separately vinified according to the variety and plot of origin, the grapes of this Spanish red wine by Torre de Oña were cold-macerated prior to alcoholic fermentation and subsequently vinified in stainless steel tanks under strict temperature control.
Then this red wine from La Rioja was blended, after which it completed malolactic fermentation and a 18-month ageing period in three types of barrels: 40% in new French oak barrels, 35% in 2nd year barrels and 25% in new Caucasian oak barrels. Racking was performed twice during the process.
Finally, Torre de Oña Reserva 2014 was aged for a further 12 months in the bottle before its release.
Aerate 30 minutes before drinking. Drink through 2027.
The wine Torre de Oña has a very bright, clean, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This classy Tempranillo from La Rioja is characterized by some intense aromas of wild berries, balanced with notions of underbush, freshly baked bread, coffee, cedar and tobacco.
Pleasant and smooth, this reserve red wine by Torre de Oña has a well-balanced acidity, a good structure and some polished tannins. Long and pleasant finish, with remembrances of fine wood, balsam and red berries.
|Our personal opinion||
Rich and aromatic, Torre de Oña Reserva 2014 pairs well with all sorts of hearty dishes.
Torre de Oña Reserva 2012:
Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 91.
Torre de Oña Reserva 2010:
Parker 93. Peñín 92. Enterwine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and Central European oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Other guides||Tim Atkin: 94 puntos. J. Suckling: 92 puntos.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Mazuelo 5%.|
|Pairings||Civet, Cooked foods, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|
Excelent traditional Rioja. Fully recommended.
This wine has depth, balance and intensity. A first-class job. I was very pleased with it. Will definitely be ordering it again!