Enormous respect for nature, hours of work on the land, years of experience, millions of trials, hundreds of triumphs, love for his family (and for wine, which is part of it), loyalty to tradition and up-to-the-minute, yet solid ideas on oenology.
These are the pillars of Javier Ochoa’s success and they are expressed in everything he creates.
Javier Ochoa’s six signature wines are among the best-known from our winery. Javier has poured into them all his experience, his love of the land, his regard for tradition and the vocation for innovation inculcated in him from childhood by his father.
Javier is among the most prestigious oenologists in the land and he is confident that every wine that bears his signature is a perfect example of Bodegas Ochoa quality.
Ochoa Gran Reserva is the result of an exhaustive selection of grapes in the vineyard. It’s the best of our best. We only make it in good years and the quantity varies.
It is an elegant, rounded wine with delicious tannins, aged long enough in the cask and in the bottle to become a Gran Reserva.
Ochoa Gran Reserva is a reference of our winery and is produced only in exceptional harvest years. It is mature, elegant and very silky. It comes from a selection of grapes from our own vineyard. It spends a full 5 years in the winery, aging first for 24 months in 225 L. French and American oak casks and allowed to develop for a further 3 in the bottle. It is a wine for very special occasions.
This wine undergoes no stabilization treatments or processes and some sedimentation may therefore occur over time.
To the eye: Cherry red with a brick red robe.
On the nose: Clean and potent on the nose. Aromas of black fruits and hardwoods.
In the mouth: Flavourful and potent, well structured, with a good balance of woody and ripe fruit notes.
Recommended serving temperature: 18ºC-20ºC.
- Grilled meats.
- Duck, pork, beef, casseroles.
- Mature cheeses.
For 10 years or more.