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 Rosado de Lágrima is made by “sangrado” or bleeding: the traditional Navarrese method for making rosé wines.
In this process, the grapes are lightly crushed (not pressed, so they release the lágrima or tears) and this juice is allowed to remain in contact with the flesh and skins for a time (4-6 hours), before being transferred into a stainless steel vat to ferment at a controlled temperature of 18ºC. Ochoa Rosado de Lágrima is one of our best-loved wines at national level and one of our most long-standing products.
To the eye: a pretty light bright pink, with slight purple tones which reveal its youth.
On the nose: predominant fresh aromas of red berries, red currants, strawberries.
In the mouth: long and complex, a very fruity compendium of red berries and freshly-picked strawberries. Its well-structured tannins suggest it will age well.
Recommended serving temperature: 8-10ºC.
- Italian food (pasta, risotto…).
- Oriental food (sweet and sour).
- Home cooking (garden vegetables, white meats, rice dishes and mixed grills).
For 2 years.