Vina Otano Viura

"offers up a pretty bouquet of pear, raw almond, salty soil tones and a topnote of lemon blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-full, nicely balanced and focused" —
John Gilman View from the Cellar
Appellation
Rioja D.O.Ca.
Grape(s)
100% Viura, from estate grown vines averaging 30 years old
Altitude/Soil
500 meters / sandy and limestone
Farming Methods
Sustainable methods
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes
Production
Whole clusters saw overnight skin contact prior to pressing. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Aging
Aged for a few months on fine lees prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
$13
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Vina Otano Viura 2014
86 (WE)
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86 The Wine Enthusiast Largely neutral on the nose, then tangy and still fresh on the palate, this drink-now Viura is clean but unexciting. Flavors of generic citrus finish firm, with a pithy aftertaste.
August 2016
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Vina Otano Viura 2017
89 (VM) 87 (VfC)
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89 Vinous Media Light, bright straw-yellow. Aromas of dried pear and lemon pith, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. Juicy and focused in style, showing good energy and a touch of warmth on a smooth finish that leaves a hint of lemon curd behind. 2021 – 2023”
Josh Raynolds - April 2021
87 View from the Cellar The 2017 Viña Otano Rioja Blanco from Bodegas Fuenmayor is composed entirely of Viura and the new release offers up a pretty bouquet of pear, raw almond, salty soil tones and a topnote of lemon blossoms. On the palate the wine is medium-full, nicely balanced and focused, but a bit pinched on the backend from its screwcap. The acids are good, there is a decent core here and this wine should be nicely round, complex and generous out of the blocks, but the closure is already starting to scalp the wine a bit on the backend. Right now, one can put this in a decanter for fifteen minutes or so and it stretches out a bit, but permanent reduction is coming soon, so drink it over the next year or two. Under a natural cork, this wine would have the potential longevity of ten to fifteen years and would merit a score three points higher! 2019- 2021+?
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
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Vina Otano Viura 2020
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