Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Artesa Tempranillo Wine Spain
This organic red rioja is a modern style rioja which sees a short time in oak. It has a classic meaty nose with bright red bramble fruit. Medium bodied and really juicy and good acidity, a very well balanced example of a young rioja. Cracking value and really versatile with or without food. Raquel, Rubén and María Pérez Cuevas are part of the fifth generation of the Pérez Cuevas family to carry on the tradition of grape growing in the southern part of Rioja. Their father, Gabriel, inherited a portion of his family's vineyard in the early 1980s, Gabriel began making wine from these vineyards rather than selling the fruit as his ancestors had. He was determined to produce wines that embodied the region of Quel, where his family had deep roots and where he believed the highest quality wines from Rioja were produced. The fruit from this part of Rioja was known to be among the best of the Rioja region.