Vina Otano Barrel Fermented 2015

Region: Rioja D.O.Ca.

Grapes: 75% Viura and 25% Tempranillo Blanco
Vintage: 2015
Color: White

This wine is produced from their oldest vineyards of white grapes and is composed of 75% Viura and 25% Tempranillo Blanco, all from vines over 60 years old. The wine was fermented in wooden barrels, 10 made of new French oak with medium toast and 4 of new acacia wood with light toast. After fermentation, the wine was aged for an additional 4 months in the barrels to increase complexity.


Publication Score Comments
Vinous 91 (fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for four months before racking into stainless steel tanks to rest) Pale brilliant yellow. Ripe tangerine, pear, vanilla and toasty lees on the nose; a hint of minerality adds vibrancy. Dry and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated orchard fruit, honey and toasted brioche flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Closes smoky, smooth and very long, featuring resonating florality and impressive vivacity.
2018 - 2023
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January 2017
The Wine Enthusiast 89 This shimmering barrel-fermented blend of 75% Viura and 25% Tempranillo Blanco opens with stable aromas of apple, butter and fresh corn. An elegant fairly ligth palate delivers a mix of dry oak, nectarine, peach and apple flavors. This is lithe and comfortable on the finish, with modest but noticeable residual oak.
July 2017 Issue