In 1988, a local Rioja winemaker found a bunch of white grapes growing in the midst of one his tempranillo parcels in his Murillo de Río Leza property in the Rioja Baja. After several years of investigation, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja (regulatory authority) accepted this natural mutation of the Tempranillo and approved it as one of the varieties permitted to be grown in the DOCa. Only one generation separates the white and the red version of the grape, similar to white mutations of both Pinot Noir and Garnacha . Bodegas Ontanon believed that this new variety had great aromatic potential and planted 15 hectares of the grape on their Rioja Baja properties in Quel. They are proud to share the final results with you in their Ontanon Tempranillo Blanco.
Light yellow with a touch of green reflection Intense tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and banana with hints of white flowers. On the palate, this wine is balanced with good acidity, a high expression of fruit with a lengthy finish. This wine is perfect as an aperitive with salads, poultry and cheeses.