Ontanon Vetiver is composed of 100% Viura, a grape indigenous to Rioja, but known in other parts of Spain as Macabeo. Viura is one of three white varieties permitted for use in White Rioja by the D. O. Ca. of Rioja (the governing body of wines from the region). Viura is characterized by its vibrant and lively expression of the clay and limestone-rich soil in which it is grown.
The Ontanon Vetiver is aged for nearly six months in oak and for an additional six months in bottle prior to release. The wine displays subtle hints of a lifted floral component as well as a voluptuous mouth-feel, reminiscent of tropical fruit, grapefruit, a touch of white pepper and toast. It is well balanced, with a fine line of natural acidity and a round, full-bodied profile that pairs perfectly with seafood, fish, cream-based pasta sauces and roast chicken.
Bodega Ontanon is a multi-generational, family-owned winery located in Rioja baja.
Our 250 hectares (ca.620 acres) of vineyard land sit high in the Sierra Yerga Mountains outside of the township of Quel, which has been one of Rioja’s outstanding winemaking centers for three centuries. We take great pride in maintaining these vineyards in the most sustainable manner possible, as it is our land that supports our family tradition in wine. “Passion for the vine, passion for wine and passion for art” is our motto, as we believe that each of these elements contributes to the human experience and illustrates the vital connection of the land to people and culture.
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