2014 Torre de Ona Martelo Reserva
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
Torre de Oña is a Spanish winery from Rioja wine region. In 1995 Torre de Oña winery along with its 50 ha of vineyards was bought by Rioja Alta SA. Nowadays the great quality wines signed by the oenologist Julio Sáenz are sophisticated and express the uniqueness of Rioja Alavesa terroir. The main grape variety used in the production of these good Spanish wines is Tempranillo.
Rioja is Spain's most famous wine region. Divided into three subregions - Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental - each with their unique characteristics, Rioja produces predominantly red wines from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Barrel-aging is almost mandatory in Rioja, so look for these terms on labels: Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva. Crianza being the least expensive is consequently the most produced. As for white wines Malvasia was Rioja's favourite but now the emphasis shifted to Viura.
Mazuelo also known as Carignan is a black skinned grape variety originating from Aragon and mostly found within the wine regions of northern Spain and Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Generally speaking Mazuelo plays its best role in Rioja's red wines next to Garnacha (Grenache) and Tempranillo revealing rich aromas and flavours of black fruits, pepper, licorice, peppery accents. In the meantime French Mazuelo (Carignan) is located in Languedoc-Roussillon and produces table wines (vin de table).