2004 Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva
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Tempranillo and Mazuelo from selected vineyards in Viana picked when slightly overripe.
Four weeks in the vat with fermentation controlled at 28-30°C. with pumping over daily and "delestages".
Malolactic breakdown in the cask and subsequent ageing on the lees until the first racking. Afterwards the wine was aged in oak casks.
Fined with egg white and bottled in spring 2002.
Deep cherry red with inky hues, a complex "bouquet" of fruit aromas, spices and smoky aromas on the nose. In the mouth it has backbone and lots of concentration, which bodes well for a long life.
This wine was bottled without prior tartaric stabilisation, so it may contain precipitated solids which in no way affect its organoleptic characteristics. In this case it is recommended that the wine is decanted before drinking.