Made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Tempranillo, the grapes were meticulously harvested. Once in the cellar, they were destemmed and slightly crushed, after which they were macerated at a low temperature to foster the extraction of colour and tannin.
Alcoholic fermentation, followed by a long maceration, took place in stainless steel tanks. Afterwards, this red wine from Somontano was transferred into French and American oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 13 months. During the process, it was racked 3 times.
Drink Bestué Finca Santa Sabina 2014 over the next 4 years.
The red wine Bestué Finca Santa Sabina has a lively, medium-high cherry coloured robe with a ruby rim.
Intensely aromatic, this blend of Cabernet & Tempranillo is defined by exuberant notes of red and black fruit, alongside some delicate spicy hints, a touch of aromatic herbs, a spark of leather, some freshly ground coffee and some café latte candy remembrances.
The palate of this red wine by Otto Bestué is elegant and attractive, with an excellent balance and some ripe, smooth tannins. The wine is big-boned, but not overblown, thanks to its great acidity. Very well crafted, Finca Santa Sabina by Bestué suggests some inviting, delicately toasted wild berries, nuanced by some earthy and balsamic notes. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex, substantial and very honest, Bestué Finca Santa Sabina 2014 is an excellent value from Somontano.
Bestué Finca Santa Sabina 2010:
Enterwine 91. Parker 89. Peñín 88.
Bestué Finca Santa Sabina 2009:
Wine Enthusiast 88.
|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 French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||13|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Tempranillo 20%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Rosted piglet, Soup and rice, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|
Serious and nicely restrained, excellent wine.