Viña Olabarri - Reserva - 2011
is currently backordered. You may still purchase it now but we won't be able to ship it until it becomes available again.
LE PETIT HÉRITAGE #2 - OCTOBER 27TH, 2016
ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME
Appellation: Rioja Alta
Estate: The original winery was founded in 1958 in Haro by Mr. Pablo Olabarri Bikandi. A great wine lover, in 1985 he jumped at the opportunity to acquire an old, derelict 19th-century winery at Calle Las Bodegas, 88. After rebuilding the winery, and due to the need for modern facilities to age and bottle high-quality Rioja wines, in 1989 he built the Haro winery, with a capacity for 4,000 casks and a hall for aging bottled wines with space for 800,000 bottles.
Pablo Olabarri passed away in 1990, while the winery was in the process of consolidating its position in wine markets. His son, Luis Olabarri, took over as winery manager, a post he continues to hold today.
Viña Olabirri's vineyards are located on the “Bikandi” farm in the district of Fuenmayor, in the heart of the Rioja Alta region. The vineyards cover an area of 20 hectares, growing on terraces overlooking the Ebro River, on a bend in the river located in the municipality of Fuenmayor, and very near to the district of Cenicero, wine country par excellence.
The vineyards from which the grapes are obtained are situated in an ideal location for vine growing, 435 m above sea level. The area has an average rainfall of 350- 450 l/m2 and a continental climate with Mediterranean influences.
The vineyards grow on an alluvial substrate with a stony sandy loam texture, enabling excellent ripening of the grapes, essential to obtain high-quality wines. The vines grow on trellises with high canopies, allowing a large exposed leaf surface.
Tasting Notes: Complete and inviting aromas of plum and raisin make a positive statement without shouting. This feels stout, dense and layered, while a flavor combination of blackberry, black currant, herbs de Provence and dark chocolate finishes earthy, lightly baked and moderately complex. Drink through 2021. (Wine Enthusiast)