Bodegas Ochoa is a family winery which strives to convey the spirit, passion and dedication of over 160 years of vineyard ownership in every bottle they produce. With the utmost care in the vineyard and skilful winemaking, they continue to set the standard for quality wines in the region with wines that rival some of the best in neighbouring Rioja.
The 8A series brings together three generations to honour an entire family of winemakers. La Foto de 1938 is a tribute to Adriana’s grandfather, Adriano Ochoa (4th generation) who always had a bottle of his “special wine” for his many friends. Aged for 9 months in American and French oak barrels. Aromas of ripe cranberry, cherry, blackberry alongside spices and toasted notes. Fresh, fruity and versatile to enjoy with friends and, to live the present.
Regional Spain – but away from the classic areas of Rioja and Ribera Del Duero – is a great source of medium-bodied reds, such as the Ochoa Crianza “La Foto de 1938” 2014 a blend of merlot, tempranillo and graciano from Navarra, where the latter provides the fresh, leavening notes to the other two grapes, resulting in rich, but vibrant red and black fruit flavours, a very food-friendly wine for all Mediterranean foods.- David Williams, The Independent