Martelo Reserva Rioja

75cl

Made by Rioja Alta's sister winery Torre de Ona, this is predominantly made from old vine Tempranillo sourced entirely on the estate. Ageing is done for 24 months in French Oak (20%) and American Oak (80%). This is a modern Rioja but is not an overt fruit bomb. It is more polished and elegant but still with all the fruit and oaky complexity you would hope from a Reserva Rioja. 

  • €37.00
Martelo Reserva Rioja

Made by Rioja Alta's sister winery Torre de Ona, this is predominantly made from old vine Tempranillo sourced entirely on the estate. Ageing is done for 24 months in French Oak (20%) and American Oak (80%). This is a modern Rioja but is not an overt fruit bomb. It is more polished and elegant but still with all the fruit and oaky complexity you would hope from a Reserva Rioja. 

Fact Sheet
Fluid 75cl
Grape Variety Mainly made from Tempranillo.
Alcohol % 14%
Estate/Producer Torre de Ona
Region/AOC Rioja
Vintage 2012
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 60 year-old vines. 95% Tempranillo and 5% a traditional field blend of Mazuelo, Garnacha and Viura. 24 months in oak, 80% American and 20% French. Mid garnet. Correct, fully expressive savoury rioja with no excess oak and just starting to drink well. Gamey, but also fresh with good definition and structure. Very complete, Well done!
The Wine Advocate 92 Points Luis Gutiérrez: The new wine at Torre de Oña is the 2012 Martelo, mostly Tempranillo (but always with some Mazuelo, Garnacha and even Viura) from a single-vineyard slope containing the older vines of the estate, which names the wine. It fermented with natural yeasts and went through malolactic in new barrels, then it matured in used barriques (80% American) for 24 months. This was almost an experimental wine, with the elegant and balanced profile I see in the 2014s, with a little more ripeness and concentration, but nevertheless an impressive debut. The nose is changing, losing the primary character and developing further complexity. The tannins are fine, and the texture and mouthfeel are soft but with clout. 40,000 bottles were filled in March 2016. This new wine will only be produced in certain vintages, cooler years with gentle tannins that allow for long and balanced aging.

Tags: Martelo, Reserva, Rioja