There’s more than a great wine inside a bottle of Bodegas Otero. It’s the result of over a century of wine growers and producers who have grown vines with great determination in order to elaborate, with their own particular style, the unique wines of the Valles de Benavente.
Mmmm, this offers gorgeously mature red fruit notes similar to a great Rioja Reserva, but with Castilla, this comes with a degree more richness, persistence of spice and sweet notes from the American and French oak. Long in the mouth, rounded, elegant and utterly worth every penny. This reaffirmed our belief in this oft forgotten region of Spain - we kissed a lot of frogs, but this was a real Princesss...or Prince, depending on your persuasion.
Excellent wine to accompany cured cheese, stew meat, grilled meat and pizza & pasta
Manual harvest in plastic boxes of 20 kilos. The destemmed and slightly crushed grapes were kept for 12 days in maceration in stainless steel tanks, with two pump-overs per day and a temperature of 25ºC. After uncubating, it underwent malolactic fermentation in tanks of our underground cellar and subsequently it has been aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels.
Decanter, Top Castilla Y Leons to Try, 2021, 90 points: "There's a combination of sour cherry-ish cut and acidity and riper plum and dark berry juiciness in this Prieto Picudo. Reminiscent of Italian and Portuguese reds; certainly, there's plenty of life in a mature red with absorbed oak, gently grippy tannins and a pulse of brightness."