The utterly delightful Torre de Oña estate is just a couple of miles out of the pretty village of Laguardia in Álava. A single estate of just 50 hectares of vines, initially founded in 1987 and bought by La Rioja S.A. in 1995. The prestige and know-how of Rioja Alta shine through here at Torre de Oña, where elegantly beautiful modern riojas are being produced from some of the best plots in Rioja Alavesa. The terroir and distinguishing the optimum plots and even sub-plots have played a crucial and defining role, giving birth to some very sophisticated wines indeed. There are three wines in their range; Crianza – Finca San Martín and Reservas Torre de Oña and Martelo, the latter only being produced in top vintages.
Winemaker Julio Sáenz has been part of the project almost from the start and oozes enthusiasm besides his extensive knowledge and experience. Julio is quietly very proud of what has been achieved to date but focuses most of his energy on striving to improve. A private visit and tasting here is a real treat. The setting is gorgeous; you will have an informative tour of the immaculate vineyards and state of the art winery. Of course, the finale is the tasting, paired with delicious cured meats and cheeses in the dining room, which has wonderful large windows with the dreamiest views. We are confident that you will fall in love with this captivating winery and superb wines as much as we have.
Predominantly Tempranillo with Mazuelo, Garnacha or Viura, depending on the vintage. Only produced in prime vintages from select plots from over 60 year old vines. Aged for 24 months in 80% American and 20% French oak. 14% alc.
Torre de Oña
95% Tempranillo 5% Mazuelo. Handpicked, Malo-lactic fermentation in French and American Oak. 18 months in French – 40% new and 35% 2 year old and 25% in new American oak barrels. 13.5% alc.
Finca San Martín
100% Tempranillo from the plots nearest to the Torre de Oña winery in Páganos-Laguardia. Handpicked. Fermentation, including malo-lactic fermentation in tanks. Aged for 16 months in 60% new American oak and 40% 2 year old French oak. 14% alc. A very approachable, modern crianza style Rioja.
Finca San Martín
01309 Páganos – Laguardia (Álava)
Tel +34 945 621 154
Fax +34 945 621 171
- La Rioja
- Oak barrel origin
- American and French
- Julio Sáenz
- La Rioja Alta, S.A.
- 200,000 bottles
- Grape varietals
- Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Viura