The Cult of Wine

The Cult of Wine

Feb 02, 2023

The fundamentals of a great wine represent the nature which surrounds us. It seems, therefore, obvious for any and every Wine Maker to utilise Organic methods but, lots don't and more importantly, very few do it like Ontañon

'Sustainable' holds hands with 'environmentally friendly' to form the blanket term 'Organic' when referring to a vineyards' processes. 
    • Effective pest control with the least-negative consequences for the environment. 
    • Sustainable viticulture.
    • Female leaders.
    • Diverse, enriching and respectful teams from around the world.
    • Utilising only Green Energy.
    • Carbon neutral.
    • Replanting pine forests over 50 hectares of land.
    • Supporting the natural biodiversity looking out for the indigenous fauna and flora, and the cultivation of olive trees nearby the vineyards.

Ontañon at The Wine Box

Their Tempranillo and Garnacha blend (Crianza) is grown on the slopes of the Sierra de Yerga, located on the left bank of the Ebro River (Rioja Oriental). Crianza is a rich ruby hue in color, with flecks of purple. Aromas of black fruits, spice, and balsamic vinegar. The wine is fleshy on the palate, with balanced acidity and notes of black fruit and wood. This wine pairs perfectly with roasted red meat, such as lamb and pork, game, Iberian ham, and cured cheese.

Five months in American Oak barrels, six months in a bottle before release and finally, Vetiver holds intense aromas of ripe fruits, with an emphasis on pear, tropical fruit, and citrus notes. They are all tied together with a touch of spice from its time in barrel. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with bright with well integrated acidity. Notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and a slight honeyed quality result in a complez and refreshing finish. Pairs well with fresh seafood, garden vegetables, and poultry.


Honourable mentions: Organic Wines at The Wine Box.

  1. Botter Organic Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
  2. Botter Organic Primitivo delle Puglia
  3. Pasion de Bobal
  4. Circumstance Viognier
  5. Vallformosa Organic Cava Reserva
  6. BOB Short for Kate Sauvignon Blanc

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