Un Vino Tinto Español
Bodegas Osoti is a Spanish winery (hence the title of this post) from La Rioja. The winery dedicated themselves to three red wines, which are all classified as Rioja DOC. All wines are produced from organic certified grapes.
La Era is manufactured from the winery’s very best Tempranillo grapes. The wine aged 13 months in French oak barrels.
In the glass, the wine had an intense cherry-red color with purple reflections. The nose was in my opinion was quite unusual for a Rioja. Mostly herbal aromas, especially garden sage. Furthermore, flowers and hints of vanilla. Almost a few fruit aromas but do not get me wrong. I never had the feeling that the wine was lacking fruit notes but I thought I point this out.
Alcohol by volume was label listed at 13.5%. On the palate, Osoti was was dry with with a rather small body. Oak and black fruits notes were most dominant. There was some acidity, too. Overall, quite well-balanced. The aftertaste was of medium length.
Frequent readers already know that I am not a huge Rioja fan but this one was good and I enjoyed. It takes quite a lot to convince me – especially for a Rioja but La Era from Bodegas Osoti did it.
Furthermore, I want to inform you that Damien wrote a fantastic guest post about the “process of making wine”. You can find this article here. It is worth reading!