Wine from winery Torre de Oña

Torre de Oña is the dream project of the family of La Rioja Alta come true in La Rioja Alavesa. Unique and exclusive wines, produced in exceptional vintages and with the accent of the modern wines of La Rioja Alavesa. A unique place that enjoys an undoubted potential for the production of wines, which are capable of transmitting, just as in the great "châteaux", the unique characteristics of a privileged land: serenity, elegance, terroir and timelessness.

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Martelo 2014

A Rioja in the purest French style

Spain   D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)

Martelo 2014
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Finca San Martín 2017

Freshness and fruitiness of La Rioja

Spain   D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)

Finca San Martín 2017
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Torre de Oña Reserva 2015

An innovative Rioja aged in Russian oak

Spain   D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)

Torre de Oña Reserva 2015
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Martelo Magnum 2014

A Rioja in the purest French style

Spain   D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)

Martelo Magnum 2014
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More about Torre de Oña

This project started in 1985, when Leandro Vázquez, a businessman of Cuban origin and passionate about the world of wine, initially acquired 15 hectares of vineyard in Páganos (Álava), in the municipality of Laguardia. In 1987, Mr Leandro Vázquez founded, alongside other local partners, the company “Camino Laguardia, S.A.”. With headquarters in Irún, he started the procedures to buy lands and to start, in that same year, the works to build the winery. In 1988, the company Camino de Laguardia changed its corporate name to the one it currently has, Torre de Oña, but it kept its headquarters at Irún (Guipúzcoa).

At the end of this year, they finished the construction of the winery and they started building the Manor House of Torre de Oña which, along with the winery, would occupy an area of 3 hectares. In 1992, the first vintage of Barón de Oña, from the 1985 harvest, is launched on the market. In 1994, the company’s registered office was changed to Páganos-Laguardia (Álava). In that same year, Leandro Vázquez decided to sell Torre de Oña to La Rioja Alta, which acquired 96.33% of the winery, which also includes Casa Palacio, Ermita de Páganos and 45 hectares of vineyards of the farm Finca San Martín.

Currently, Grupo Rioja Alta is comprised by the wineries La Rioja Alta in Rioja, the mother house that gives its name to the Group, Viñedos y Bodegas Áster 
in Ribera del Duero, Lagar de Cervera in Rías Baixas, and Torre de Oña itself in La Rioja Alavesa.

 

History of the winery

Since 1995, La Rioja Alta, S.A. leads this project. Just a few months later, the first vintage of Barón de Oña starts to be marketed under the surnames of La Rioja Alta. It was a Reserva from the 1989 harvest. From that moment, they started to buy hectares adjacent to the farm Finca San Martín. Therefore, Torre Oña currently has 65 hectares of vineyard. In 2003, they extended the winery, moving the labelling warehouse to a new space. The Hermitage of Santiago, from the 17th century and located inside the farm, was also refurbished.

In 2005, oenologist Julio Sáenz took over the technical management of the winery, starting a comprehensive study on the different plots of the farm, its lands and the individual production and ageing of each sub-plot. The investigation premises of the winery were also set up. Here they developed several trials to continue improving the quality of the wines and their continuous adaptation to current times and tastes. As a result of the comprehensive study carried out, and following the French method, they started to produce a second brand called Finca San Martín, which was launched for the first time on the market as Reserva 2006. A year later, from the trials carried out at the investigation premises, they introduced malolactic fermentation in barrels in the wine production process, as well as ageing in barrels made of oak from the Caucasus, which perfectly compliment the ageing in French and American oak. This is the first time they made Torre de Oña 2007. These investigation premises are the area of the winery where we can find the small lots of barrels in which oenologist Julio Sáenz carried out different trials and tests. His aim was to continue improving the quality of the wines and their continuous adaptation to current times. There are many and varied experiences that take place during the year. For example, analysing the behaviour of wine depending on its ageing in different types of oak, different coupages, etc.

 

Work philosophy

In 2009, Torre de Oña became part of an ambitious multi-annual R&D&I project with studies that involve the areas of viticulture, elaboration and production. A weather station is installed in the winery’s vineyards to determine, in advance, the appearance of pests and diseases in the vines. They also installed devices in the barrels and fermentation deposits to investigate, empirically measure and control the different processes that take place during the fermentation and ageing processes.

At Torre de Oña, the harvest is by hand and selective. Depending on the plot of origin and the type of grape (Tempranillo and Mazuelo), the harvest is placed in one of the 18 stainless steel deposits with automatic refrigeration thanks to the cooling system with water (“showers”) and the cooling jackets.

Currently, Torre de Oña has 2500 barrels , of which 68% are made of French oak from the areas of Allier and Burgundy. 16% are made of American oak, and the remaining 16% are made of oak from the Caucasus. At these premises they carry out the racking, from barrel to barrel, as it happens
 with the rest of the Group’s wineries. These are performed every six months using the traditional method and by candlelight.

The 65 hectares of their own vineyards are located in the surroundings of Páganos. They are divided into several plots, which also receive a personalised treatment at the winery. Some of the plots are located on slopes of soft erosion, with high contents of carbonates, shallow depth, and poor in organic matter. They are also of low fertility, with low yield and a high viticultural quality. The varieties that are panted in this area of almost 30 hectares are Tempranillo and Mazuelo. Other plots have very flat land, with a fine loamy texture and high contents of carbonates, which give the plant a small amount of vigour. The grape variety planted in this area of almost 15 hectares is Tempranillo. They also have plots located in hollows. These areas are hollow lands with a flat bottom, with water on the surface, and which offer great quality grapes for crianza wines in dry years. These plots occupy a surface area of 9 hectares and they are planted with Tempranillo grapes.

 

Wines from Torre de Oña

Below is a list of wines from Torre de Oña that you can find at Decántalo:

Finca San Martín is a crianza wine made with Tempranillo grapes from the exceptional vineyards that surround the winery, in Páganos-Laguardia. This wine goes through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in deposits. Then, it is aged for 16 months in new American oak barrels (60%) and in second-use French oak barrels (40%), with three rackings. It has a high aromatic intensity, with prevailing notes of ripe fruit, strawberries and currants on balsamic and aniseed notes, as well as notes of liquorice and cedar from its ageing in the barrel. In the mouth, it is balances, with a pleasant structure, and fine tannins that provide a fresh and pleasant finish. It has a nice aftertaste, with a background of ripe fruit and liquorice that strengthen the features of this wine in La Rioja Alavesa.

Torre de Oña Reserva is the result of the knowledge of the best Tempranillo plots, with a small amount of Mazuelo (5%) from the vineyards of Altos de Vallecilla, Calvo, Martelo and Berzal, located around the winery. It goes through the malolactic fermentation in barrels, 80% of the wine in new French and Caucasian oak. Then, it is aged for 18 months exclusively in French oak barrels (40% new and 35% second use) and new Caucasian oak barrels (25%). This wine has a great aromatic intensity, typical of this terroir in La Rioja Alavesa, with notes of ripe red fruit (blackberries, blueberries and raspberry jam) on a background of spices, clove, aniseed, incense, tobacco and mocha. It has a soft entry in the mouth, with a medium body and a pleasant structure. It is balanced and with sweet tannins. This wine stands out for its ample and silky aftertaste, where the notes of ripe fruit and sweet spices combine with the notes of its careful ageing in barrels.