Wines

Vina Otano Crianza 2011

Region: Rioja D.O.Ca.
Winery: UNION DE VITICULTORES RIOJANOS

Grapes: 90% Tempranillo 10% Mazuelo
Vintage: 2011
Color: Red

All grapes were hand harvested into small baskets for transport to the winery. The detemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 25 days with a twice a day pump-over. Following malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 1 year in American and French oak barrels.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Ruby-red. Complex aromas of red berries, cherry, spicecake, rose oil and smoky minerals. Delicate red berry and floral pastille flavors show a pinot-like quality, with a mineral note adding lift. This nicely balanced, pure Rioja finishes silky, seamless and long, with barely perceptible tannins.
“Focus on Spain” Issue 176 Sept/Oct 2014