£26.38/ 0.75 L btl
Made by the Torre de Oña winery as another great wine from the La Rioja Alta catalogue, Finca Martelo is a faithful expression of the landscape and terroirs of Rioja Alavesa. Its modern style, lively colours and aromas, and the power and fruitiness expected in a contemporary wine, sit alongside the refined rusticity the chalky Alava soils bring and the authentic and traditional side to its character. Serious and elegant, as easy to understand as it is to enjoy.
What does this wine taste like?
Finca Martelo is a juicy wine, thrilling the mouth with plentiful red and black fruit. A wise and careful ageing process in wood is appreciated in its seductive and well-balanced character and fresh sensations. It makes no attempt to hide the power of its modern profile but the character of a traditional wine and other more evolved touches are never far away. A top-quality Reserva wine produced by a winery steeped in expertise creating classic Rioja wines.
|Garnet / Intense / Quite opaque|
|Fruity / Blackberries / Fruits of the forest|
|Structured / Balanced / Elegant tannins / Long|
Drinking and storing
Finca Martelo forms part of the excellent range of La Rioja Alta wines. A firm who are well aware that their wines have to be ready for drinking and enjoyment as soon as they are released. Ideal to be opened straight away, Finca Martelo is also suitable for laying down for ten years or so to enable it to further develop its traditional and refined character.
Veal stew / Game / Cured sausages
Ratings and awards
|2016||95 PK||93 SK|
|2015||94+ PK||94 PN|
|2012||92 PK||93 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Pretty OK Rioja, not my favourites
Pretty OK Rioja, but not really my favourite. The taste is not so full, I'm missing full fruity taste typical in my favourite Riojas. OK, but rather expensive.
Vino correcto, disfrutable y afrutado, pero no resalta dentro del competitivo mundo de Rioja por su falta de estructura, con algunos de sus compañeros en el mismo nivel de precio consiguiendo un mejor equilibrio entre fruta y cuerpo. Recomendable sin embargo para los que primen la fruta.
Burgundian style Rioja
Smooth and polished, red fruits, a long finish, a very good Rioja from a good producer surprisingly Burgundian in style
For any price point this is an amazing wine. Get it while you can!
This is a textbook Rioja in the best possible way. Classy and Elegant but also so very classic. Delicious.
|Ageing period||24 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
|Vine age||60 years|