£14.30/ 0.75 L btl
Otazu Chardonnay shows a side to this famous Burgundy variety widely different from the typical buttery-tasting white wines with toasted notes gained from long spells ageing in wood. Otazu Chardonnay is simply fruit, embodying the purest expression of the grape.
What does this wine taste like?
Notes of bitter apple skins stand out over a background of aromas of peach, pineapple, and citrus zest in an intense and fruity nose. A subtle herbal hint (grass and aniseed) adds freshness and fragrance. It has a pleasant feel in the mouth, displaying both volume and agility. A varietal character first noticed in the nose is confirmed upon a first sip. Its good level of acidity balances a considerable unctuosity thanks to its time spent on lees. Flavoursome and rounded, it is a fresh and somewhat saline wine with an enveloping texture and seductive bitter tones stretching out to a lovely aftertaste.
|Lemony yellow / Clean / Bright|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / White fruit / Pear / Floral scents|
|With volume / Unctuous / Pleasant finish / Fresh / Fruit-forward|
Drinking and storing
Best served in a white wine glass at a temperature between 8 and 10ºC.
At its best during the three years following the harvest date.
Pairs wonderfully with white meats (chicken, turkey) in creamy sauces, white fish a la meunière, battered vegetables or pasta salads.
White meats / Sole a la meuniere / Tempura / Pasta salads
Ratings and awards
This Chardonnay is a great trade between quality and price. Our first bottle was a really positive surprise - a slight acidity, hints of citrus and deeper more mature fruits. We shared this bottle over a plate of very fresh oven baked hake. It was so right.
citrusy fresh and mineral tones
This is not an archetypal Chardonnay ,that, say you would expect to find in Australia, but it is a delicious wine for food, especially seafood and also excellent as an apperitif
Un chardonnay muy fino y elegante.
Entre la gran riqueza y variedad de los chardonnay de Navarra, este de bodegas Otazu me parece muy fino, elegante, mineral y de gran calidad. De muy fácil beber, recomendable no demasiado frio para percibir todos sus aromas. Más que recomendable, todo un acierto.
Tout en fruit, une rondeur de bouche très agréable qui saura accompagné des plats gorgés de soleil A conseiller sans souci
Delicioso, suave y redondo.
Un gran Chardonnay entre tanta mediocridad. La avaricia y la moda rompieron el saco pero Otazu brilla con luz propia.
Harvested in September. The must is left to clarify before fermenting at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks to retain its personality and varietal characteristics. The wine is then left to stand on its lees in tanks for three months.
|Ageing period||2 months|
Vineyards are planted north-south in the Cuenca de Pamplona region with a total surface area of 110 hectares spread among 30 different plots covering from one to five hectares each. Gravel soils with different amounts of clay. Continental climate with Atlantic influences.
|Soil||Gravel surface / Clay|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
|Surface area||110.00 hectares|