Producer: Viña Olabarri
Region: Rioja, Spain
Grape Varieties: Tempranillo
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Viña Olabarri , founded in 1985 by Pablo Olabarri Bikandi and his partners, is the result of the acquisition and reconstruction of a century-old 19th century winery in the city of Anguciana, which resulted in the construction of new facilities in Haro (capital of Rioja) in 1989, due to the need for modern and extensive winemaking facilities. From that moment on, he began his work on wines with aging potential.
Currently, the winery is managed by his son, Luis Olabarri and, over the years, it has stood out in the production of high quality wines, with great recognition for the Reserva and Gran Reserva lines.
Old vines, meticulous harvest and careful grape selection are responsible for making the Olabarri high quality Gran Reservas. Manual harvest. De-stemmed. No additives and the juice naturally goes through the primary fermentation is in stainless steel. The wine is transferred to 20,000L oak tanks for MLF. The wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels with a light toast for 36 months. It lightly fined with egg whites, unfiltered and then and aged another 60 months in bottle prior to release.
Deep ruby in color, this wine offers a nose of blackberry, pomegranate and herbes de Provence. Black cherry, raspberry, salted toffee, coffee bean and dried hillside herb flavors are surprisingly bright on the palate, set among silky tannins. Strong acidity is present from start to finish.