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Mendieta Osaba Osaba Mendi Rioja 2020 £16.50
OSABA MENDI BY MENDIETA OSABA
Mendieta Osaba Wines is a small production, family-owned winery located at the skirts of the Sierra Cantabria, more precisely, Lanciego in the heart of the much sought after Rioja Alavesa terroir. The Mendieta Osaba family has been passionately growing grapes on its family's historic vineyards for generations. Juantxu Mendieta, a.k.a. "Mendi" by his friends and family in his pueblo, produces quality, handcrafted wines that are limited in production and a true reflection of this very special terroir.
OSABA MENDI by Mendieta Osaba is made of 100% Tempranillo from 30-60 year old vineyards. Its aged for 5 months in French & American oak barrels (225 L) after vinification.
Deep cherry red colour with violet tones. Spicy berry with vanilla and cocoa notes on the nose leading to a palate whish shows superb balance that delicately flows to a beautiful, long and juicy finish
Try with beef, chicken, ribs, barbecues and/or cheese
92 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
Mundus Vini 2023 - Silver Medal
Tim Atkin MW - Rioja Report 2023 - 90 Points
'Osaba Mendi is made from organically certified vineyards between 30 and 50 years old in Lanciego. Showing the freshness of its terroir, this medium-bodied Tempranillo has racy acidity, redcurrant and strawberry fruit and nuanced French and American oak. 2023-28