Wines D.O. Ca. Rioja

       

Vetiver blanco Viura

“Ontañón Vetiver is composed of 100% Viura, a grape indigenous of Rioja, but known in other parts of Spain as Macabeo. Viura is on 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 sic 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.”

  • VINEYARD
  • 2009 HARVEST
  • 2010 HARVEST
  • 2011 HARVEST
  • 2012 HARVEST
  • 2013 HARVEST
  • COMPOSITION
  • AGING REGIME
  • NOTES 2010
  • NOTES 2011
  • NOTES 2012
  • NOTES 2013
SIETE CAMINOS:
Place: Alfaro, Polygon: 105, Plot Number: 30,64,28,274,26,48,25,24,23, Varieties (Year Planted): Tempranillo (2000), Garnacha (2001), Graciano (2002), Viura (2004), Soil Type: Loam - Clay Vine, Orientation: South-East, Exposure: South-East, Altitude: 350 meters.
The general progress of the vineyards throughout the growth cycle was good, both in terms of plant development and vine health. During harvest, it rained from the 16th to the 18th of September and subsequently slowed down ripening, favoring the alcohol-phenolic balance of the grapes. These rains marked a turning point in achieving a top-quality harvest. The weather in the following weeks was sunny and dry, allowing the grapes to attain optimal maturity while retaining perfect health thanks to a virtually complete absence of pests and disease.
Technical Sheet
The Rioja Control Board rated the 2010 vintage ‘Excellent’. This result confirms the high expectations promoted by the high quality of th grapes picked during harvest and subsequent winemaking process, pointing to the possivility of 2010 becoming one of Rioja’s historic vintages. Excellent canopy development and plant health until the end of the growing cycle ensured normal development compared to the previous year, when the growing season was about ten days ahead of the average.
Technical Sheet

The Control Board officially rated the 2011 Rioja vintage as “EXCELLENT” after a strict assessment process involving testing and tasting 3,987 representative samples of wine produced during this harvest. Average lab test results place this vintage among the top three since the current quality-control system was implemented in Rioja thirty years ago.

The exceptional health of the grapes was one of the fundamental traits of the 2011 harvest, facilitating seamless fermentations and very promising and well-structured wines.


Technical Sheet
The Control Board gave the 2012 Rioja vintage an official designation of “VERY GOOD.” This global rating reflects the diverse nature of the vintage. The drought affected both grape volume and grape quality in some vineyards, but simultaneously resulted in a significant quantity of wine that was of very high quality, in line with wines of two previous vintages that were both rated “EXCELLENT.”
Technical Sheet
The 2013 harvest was unlike any we have seen in many decades. The overall weather was mild, but there was more rain than we have experienced in years, which delayed the ripening process. The vines blossomed in the middle of June, nearly three weeks later than usual. After this unusual spring, we moved into a wet summer and then finished off with optimal conditions for harvest. We began picking the grapes on September 24 and ended on October 28, 2013. Thanks to the great conditions at the time of the harvest, fermentation occurred naturally.
Technical Sheet
100% Viura, (Siete Caminos vineyard).

The Vetiver Blanco displays ripe tropical fruit aromas with citric floral notes, all enveloped in a friendly touch of cocoa and pepper during the aging process. It is very well balanced, with natural acidity and a round full-bodied mouthfeel.

Alcohol: 13 % alcohol by volume.

Total Acidity: 7 g. tartaric acid/liter.

Ontañon 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 Ontañon 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.


Technical Sheet
Fresh with big display of aromas. Very elegant in nose. Pineapple and apple with honey shades. It shows a soft palate in entrance with a long and funny ending where we will still find the fruit aromas.
Technical Sheet
The Vetiver Blanco displays ripe tropical fruit aromas with citric floral notes, all enveloped in a friendly touch of cocoa and pepper during the aging process. It is very well balanced, with natural acidity and a round full-bodied mouthfeel.
Technical Sheet
Intense aromas of ripe fruits, with an emphasis on pear, tropical fruit, and citrus notes tied together with a touch of spice from barrel aging. On the palate, the wine is balanced with bright, well-integrated acidity, notes of citrus, tropical fruits and a slight honeyed quality that results in a complex and refreshing finish. Pairs well with fresh seafood, garden vegetables, and poultry.
Technical Sheet

VETIVERVEND