Oaked wines are perfect to accompany your most special evenings and we have the best, from the most outstanding wineries. The barrel or tonel makes wines taste and aroma more charming. You must try it.
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A good oaked wine helps to intensify the flavor of meals. If you want to enjoy the best qualities of this drink you can not miss our specialties.
The wines that have passed through an oak barrel obtain the aromas of the wood. The type of wood and the degree of toasting affect a lot wine aromas and flavors.
To achieve the desired effect, the wines are stored for different periods of time in oak barrels. Choose from our best selling wines.
Now we present three of the most outstanding wineries that produce oaked wines. They stand out for the quality and flavor of their wines.
Vineyards of the winery are located in the town of Quel in La Rioja on the slopes of the Sierra de Yerga. It stands out for being one of the best areas and as well as for collecting Garnacha grapes to make Rioja Denomination of Origin wines. The winery itself is located in the center of Logrono, capital of Rioja. It is the 1st urban winery of the city.
It is located in Murillo de Río Leza, La Rioja. Since its birth in 2011 they have not stopped growing, focusing on the manufacture of wines from the Rioja Designation of Origin. They stand out for their constant innovation and produce wines of excellent quality.
This unique family winery is located in Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón. Its main strength can be seen in its exquisite rosé wine fermented in barrels. It’s their hallmark.
Barrels, after the aging process, give the wine touches of leather, smoke, wood or spices. To achieve these effects of the best Spanish red wines, the way these barrels are made influences a lot.
These large tanks are handmade, molded by hand without using any type of glue to avoid strange flavors.
In this it will also affect the time of aging in barrel that the wine has. The longer the flavors are more accentuated than others.
You can also try the Tempranillo wine that is made with grapes that take less time to mature.
The barrels are usually also called vat or tonel and depending on the wood used in the aging process, the wine aged in barrels absorbs different flavors, aromas & nuances. Normally French or American oak barrels are the most used ones.
The barrels can be classified into:
Its wood is more resistant and permeable, offering stronger touches in the wine in less time. It offers flavors with more character such as coffee and cocoa.
It is usually a softer material, so the wine oxygenates more slowly. Thanks to it, it gives more subtle and delicate flavors.
It is more like French, ideal for red wines. Its composition offers vanilla and also smoked touches, being a great oenological potential.
It is a barrel that works very well with white and red wines. When toasted is medium it brings sharp nuances to plums and cherries.
Depending on the level of toasting you have, you can distinguish two varieties. When it is not toasted it brings fresh touches so it is ideal for white wines, if, on the contrary, it is partially toasted, it is perfect for red wines.
There is the possibility that the wines are aged in barrels or in their own bottles. Depending on each winery, it can be aged with one or another method. The wines that go through barrels can be from the young, to the so-called Gran Reserva. The difference is in the time they have spent inside of it.
Barrel fermented wines are fermented in oak barrels and not in stainless steel tanks. To make this happen, the grape must is placed directly in the wooden barrels, where the fermentation starts and must becomes wine.
Usually, wines whether red or white that are aged in barrels, obtain fruity and woody flavours. Storing them in barrels allows the wine to live longer, giving it more complexity.
They acquire smoky and caramel notes, giving the wine more structure and body. Finally, through the palate and smell it can be determined whether a wine is aged in barrels or not.