The series we call Ochoa Calendas represents our young wines, where the predominant characteristic is fruit. These fresh, fruited wines suit any palate.
We took our inspiration for the name from those ancient cultures when humankind and the whole of nature were ruled by the moon, which measured time and marked the birth of new life.
For the Romans, the moon marked the Calends of March (their New Year’s Day) which, interestingly, coincides with the spring awakening of our vines, when our wine begins its lifecycle.
The slogan for this series is “The moon is always there, even if we can’t see it”. It is meant to reflect our respect for the course of Nature, which is an essential part of making quality wines.
The Grenache varietal is ideal for making young wines, both rosé and red, and is therefore present in most of them. Ochoa Calendas Roble is a monovarietal made with Grenache from our El Bosque Estate. Aging for 4 months in French and American oak (roble) casks gives it a touch of woodiness and a structure that leaves it halfway between a young wine and a crianza.
Ochoa Calendas Roble is 100% Grenache, with fine fruity aromas combined with light touches of wood thanks to aging in American and French oak casks for 4 months. It has a long, intense finish with strong juicy notes.
To the eye: Intense purple in colour with a medium high robe.
On the nose: Fresh, with aromas of red and black fruit and vanilla.
In the mouth: Black fruits, juicy, lightly toasted, vanilla, intense aftertaste.
Recommended drinking temperature: 14ºC-16ºC.
- Starters and tapas.
- Grilled meats.
- Mature cheeses
For 4 years.