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Torre de Ona 'Finca Martelo' Tempranillo 2016
$44.80$33.95
Wine Advocate 95
"The 2016 Finca Martelo comes from one of the longest harvests in their history. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 6% other varieties, Mazuelo, Garnacha and even white Viura intermixed in the field with a south-facing slope on very white soils. The grapes were hand picked, destemmed and crushed, then put through a seven-day cold soak before fermenting (uncrushed) in stainless steel followed by malolactic that took 98 days. The wine matured in ... read more
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Shelf Location — 102b
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:14.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#54673
Location at store:102b
Item Description
Wine Advocate 95
"The 2016 Finca Martelo comes from one of the longest harvests in their history. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 6% other varieties, Mazuelo, Garnacha and even white Viura intermixed in the field with a south-facing slope on very white soils. The grapes were hand picked, destemmed and crushed, then put through a seven-day cold soak before fermenting (uncrushed) in stainless steel followed by malolactic that took 98 days. The wine matured in used oak barrels, 80% American and 20% French, for 24 months with four traditional rackings. This wine has a separate winery with smaller vats for each of the plots, and the wine was kept in vat for a further six months before it was bottled in June 2020. It has 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.57. It has a lively and young color and a very expressive nose (the cold soak and the semi-carbonic maceration), and there is a strong spiciness despite the fact they never use any new oak. It's mellow and round, with glossy tannins and a very gentle mouthfeel, with good complexity and those chalky tannins. This is a young and more modern wine than the range from la Rioja Alta. This is a wine that was developed between 2005 and 2012, and they saw the mix of barrels worked better than a single origin. 80,000 bottles produced."

The Wine
Finca Martelo, a new pinnacle in the expression of this Alavesa estate, hails from the oldest vines and is comprised of 95 Tempranillo with the rest in Mazuelo, Garnacha and Viura, all hand-selected by winemaker Julio Senz. After a long, slow malolactic the wine goes into 80 American and 20 French oak barrels for two years.

Estate vineyards exclusively in the Rioja Alavesa subzone
Aged 24 months in 80 American and 20 French oak
Practicing Organic

The Estate
Serenity. Elegance. Singularity. Timelessness.

These are the words that define the Torre de Oa winery. Torre de Oa S.A. was founded in 1987 as a single estate. In January 1995, this small bodega, with its 50 hectares of vineyards, was purchased by La Rioja Alta S.A.. Located at Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa, this exciting project aim is of making an excellent quality wine, incorporating all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. Torre de Oa S.A. produces a Reserva-level wine under the Torre de Oa label and a Crianza under the Finca San Martin label.
About Torre De Ona
Serenity. Elegance. Singularity. Timelessness.

These are the words that define the Torre de Oña winery. Torre de Oña S.A. was founded in 1987 as a single estate. In January 1995, this small bodega, with its 50 hectares of vineyards, was purchased by La Rioja Alta S.A.. Located at Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa, this exciting project aim is of making an excellent quality wine, incorporating all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. Torre de Oña S.A. produces a Reserva-level wine under the 'Torre de Oña' label and a Crianza under the 'Finca San Martin' label.
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