The final wine tried at Vinoteca Vides. This red wine is from both a new region (Valles de Benavente in Zamora) and a new local grape variety (Prieto Picudo). It’s also a very reasonable price for a reserva.
It has spent 30 months maturing in barrels of French, American and Rumanian oak. Then several more years in the bottle.
A ruby garnet red colour of medium light intensity. It had a lovely heady fruity scent. Full on fruit of the forest. I wasn’t paying attention to the oak notes as I was too busy enjoying the fruit.
A dry, relatively light bodied wine with medium tannins and acidity and a medium finish. Given it’s ageing I would have expected it to be heavier.
I thoroughly enjoyed this wine. It was full of berry flavours with just enough oomph from the tannins to give it some depth but remain balanced. It reminded me of a very good young Tempranillo.
|Name:||Otero Reserva 2008|
|Region:||Valles de Benavente (Zamora)|
|Quality Classification:||Denominacion de Origen Protegida|