BODEGAS ORDONEZ, VATAN ARENA

 

TORO, SPAIN 2014

 

 

Importer Jorge Ordonez has become synonymous with the best of Spanish wine, introducing us to some of the most iconic brands of Spain, as well as the country’s most important and innovative regions. As Spain’s first powerhouse producer of red wines, Toro is a special place with acres of pre-phylloxera vineyards planted with original rootstock. With the Eguren family of Sierra Cantabria, Jorge first produced Numanthia, now one of Spain’s most recognizable and highly acclaimed labels. Building on his success in this historic region, Jorge started Bodegas Ordonez, motivated to produce the most intense and complex style of Tempranillo in Spain. Today’s wine represents the culmination of Jorge’s passion and experience - the inaugural vintage of the newest cult collectible coming out of Spain, 2014 Bodegas Ordonez, Vatan Arena. Scoring 98+ points from Jeb Dunnuck, this "monumental beauty" is “straight up gorgeous on all accounts” and of course, highly allocated. As this is the first time the wine has been available on the market, we’re offering you the first opportunity to acquire this cuvee before it sells out. 
 

From a single vineyard planted in 1900, the un-grafted vines are 100% Tinta de Toro (Spain’s oldest clone of Tempranillo) and are organically farmed and hand harvested. Sandy soils intermixed with gravel and stones with a layer of red clay produce grapes that are extraordinarily complex and concentrated, which lead to wines that are incredibly intense and opulent. With the stress from drastic temperature swings and very little rainfall (less than half the rainfall of Rioja), the vine production is miniscule, making a powerful, highly structured wine that will last for decades. Aged for 24 months in new French oak, the first vintage of Vatan Arena is simply stunning. Deep in color with powerful notes of dark berries and smoked vanilla, this is a delicious, full-bodied knockout that will cellar beautifully for years to come. With an allocation of only 50 bottles, be sure to place your order quickly as we are sure to sell out! 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in August 2018. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY vaild through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer only valid in AZ, CA, FL, MA, NV, TX, VA and WA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, April 15, 2018.