This Spanish red wine produced by Bodega Otto Bestué is made from grapes coming from a single estate, Finca Rableros, which gives the wine its name.
After the harvest, the grapes were destemmed, fermented and macerated with the skins for 20 days.
Then this wine from Somontano was aged for 7 months in French and American oak barrels.
Finally, Bestué Finca Rableros 2014 was filtered, stabilized and clarified.
Drink until 2022.
Finca Rableros by the Otto Bestué winery has a nice, clean cherry colour with a violet rim.
This crianza red wine from Somontano shows fresh, clean aromas of red berries, combined with aromas of spices, toast, balsam and black pepper, plus some remembrances of underbrush
This blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet enters gracefully onto the palate. Medium-bodied, it has ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity. Medium finish with remembrances of raspberries, clove and toast.
|Our personal opinion||
Bestué Finca Rableros 2014 is versatile and satisfying. A great all-rounder.
Bestué Finca Rableros 2012:
50/50 Tempranillo & Cabernet-7 months in French and American oak.
Bestué Finca Rableros 2009:
Silver Medal-Mundus Vini 2012. Peñín 87.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||7|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted turkey, Stews|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues|
This Somontano red offers a good alternative to the higher-priced Riberas produced from the same combination of grapes. This is mildly spicy, with a suave palate and a nice finish.