The Varietal de Ondarre Graciano from Bodegas Ondarre is an interesting and rare wine. Made with Graciano grapes, the wine is a deep red, with full bouquets, and an interesting palate. Graciano grapes are grown in small batches, and are usually picked in late October. These beautiful grapes are grown in Rioja and typically grown well in warm, arid climates.
Varietal de Ondarre Graciano is a beautiful wine. It is full bodied, and presents excellent tannins and refreshing acidity. To the eye: Deep, ruby reds interspersed with enticing violets. On the nose: a beautiful bouquet of balsamic, herbs (such as aniseed or mint), and thoughts of dark berries. On the palate: notes of ripe blueberries and plums alongside hints of spices, such as cloves and star anise, or aniseed.
This beautiful wine is a joy to drink on its own. It is a rare wine and should be enjoyed unfiltered. However, it does pair well with strong flavored meats, such as spiced lamb and grilled chorizo.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.