Magnificent 94-point single plot Rioja from the owners of iconic estate La Rioja Alta. They bought Torre de Oña in 1995 and have made great strides since, pinpointing the property’s best sites and producing wines with elegance, character and length.
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Round tannins, ripe fruit, spice and liquorice complexity, freshness
Raspberry, cherry, balsamic notes, with vanilla and chocolate hints
In 1995, the iconic La Rioja Alta estate purchased Torre de Oña. The purpose was to make a different wine to the great traditional classics they make at their original, fine bodega. They wanted to experiment, to make a different expression of Rioja, that embraced both tradition and modernity. Starting in 2005, they studied the terroir of each plot and vinified them separately. Martelo Reserva is a single vineyard red – old-vine Tempranillo with a little Mazuelo, Garnacha and Viura – what they call a field blend. It’s aged for two years in mostly American oak (20% French), all new. Critic Jamie Goode calls this “a modern Rioja”, yet it’s not about bold fruit. There’s elegance, complexity, richness and length. Enjoy with game and roast meats.
"Aromatic and showy, with elegance and poise, nicely balanced and perfumed with a medium body"
Luis Gutiérrez Wine Advocate
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