2009 Bodegas Osoti – La Era – Rioja DOC

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.

2009 Osoti - La Era - Rioja DOCIn 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.

Parting words

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.

3 / 5 stars      

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!

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10 comments on “2009 Bodegas Osoti – La Era – Rioja DOC”

  1. drinkforlife Reply

    Rioja is a hint and miss for me. I’ve had so many good bottles but also so many bad ones. I think it’s always a risk but a risk worth taking.
    The tasting notes sound like a Rioja I would enjoy!

    • vino in love Reply

      Drinkforlife,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      I personally am not a big Rioja fan so most Riojas don’t appeal to my palate. I’m glad though that at least this one did.

  2. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    I’ve tasted some Riojas with a similar bouquet before. I usually prefer the ones with more tobacco though.

  3. TracyLeeKarner Reply

    I haven’t had this one–but I’m guessing that what you said, that this bottling is made of the region’s best grapes, is significant. I’ve had some very nice Rioja–and some very weak ones. Sounds like you found a good one.

    • vino in love Reply

      Tracy,
      Thank you for stopping by!
      I would say that 9/10 Riojas don’t appeal to my palate. The La Era was pretty good. Riojas are often a hit and miss for me so I agree with you that there are many weak ones out there.. That is one of the reasons why I usually stick to Italian wine.

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