A single estate wine, the grapes come from old Syrah vines planted in Finca La Solana, a land plot composed of sandy and limestone soils located at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. Climate is Continental with a Mediterranean influence.
Harvested by hand and carefully selected, the grapes were first macerated for 13 days, and then fermented in trunk-conical stainless steel tanks. After that, Venta la Ossa Syrah 2015 was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.
This red wine from Castilla has a production of 15,000 bottles.
The Spanish red wine Venta La Ossa has a very bright, clean cherry colour with a violet rim.
Quite tight at the beginning, as this Crianza red wine aerates some interesting things begin to unfold. Mineral nuances, aromas of black fruit, chocolate, and tapenade, typical of Syrah, and a dash of spices and toast.
Meaty and expressive, this red wine from Bodega Mano a Mano is nuanced and has some room for growth. Deep mineral notes, remembrances of black fruit and black olives, and a touch of spices and balsam. Very good acidity and long, fresh finish.
|Our personal opinion||
This varietal Syrah from Castilla y León is surprisingly good. Pair Venta la Ossa Syrah 2015 with game dishes and casseroles.
Venta La Ossa Syrah 2013:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.
Venta La Ossa Syrah 2012:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 94.
Venta La Ossa Syrah 2011:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Excellently priced Syrah wine.
A nice Syrah this is, quite varietal. Olives, cocoa, spices, an earthy touch. Not overoaked or overripen. Good balance. Very good.