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OTAZU WINERIES: THE PERFECT WINES TO HARMONIZE WITH SUMMER

  • Bodega Otazu, with Denomination of Origin Pago de Otazu, presents, for this summer, the best pairings of its wines Pago de Otazu Chardonnay with Crianza 2020, Pago de Otazu 2020 and Altar 2013.

  • With the arrival of summer, cooler and lighter dishes and drinks begin to take the table and white wine, such as Pago de Otazu Chardonnay with Crianza 2020, becomes the ideal choice for tasting on a terrace. At this time, red wines, such as Pago de Otazu 2020 or Altar 2013, also have a place in meals during these summer months.

  • Bodega Otazu is the northernmost Pago PDO vineyard in Spain. It is located just eight kilometers from Pamplona and is framed between the Sierra del Perdón and the Sierra del Sarbil. Its vineyard is certified as a Protected Designation of Origin Pago, the highest category that can be obtained in Spain, achieved thanks to a unique climate and soils, which define the vineyard of Bodega Otazu and the inimitable personality of all its wines.


Otazu, June 2023. June begins and makes way for fresh meals, lighter dishes and beverages full of flavor. Therefore, Bodega Otazu is the perfect choice to accompany summer meals, both for white wine lovers and those who prefer red wines.


White wines are the ideal choice for outdoor meals typical of these months, and Pago de Otazu Chardonnay with Crianza 2020, a fruity and fresh wine, is perfect to accompany summer meals.


Pago de Otazu Chardonnay con Crianza 2020 is an elegant and balanced wine, which stands out for its floral aromas with notes of fresh fruit, citrus and fine spices, and combines perfectly with all kinds of rice dishes, grilled or steamed seafood, seasonal vegetables, cured cheeses, caprese, Greek or Caesar salad and escalibada. It also goes well with blue and oily fish typical of this time of the year such as bluefin tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel, also in cold format (tartar, ceviche, tiradito, smoked, sushi) or grilled.


Giving way to red wines, with a great personality, and providing a multitude of sensations, Pago de Otazu 2020 stands out for its aromas of red fruits, black wild berries and currants, and a silky palate that leaves a long and persistent finish.


Served at a temperature between 16o C and 18o C, Pago de Otazu 2020 is the ideal accompaniment also in these months for options such as roasts, fish with garnish or prepared with lemon and orange and strong sauces, such as tuna with tomato. It also goes well with crustaceans (lobster), Iberian cured meats, rice dishes and traditional Spanish dishes.


Altar 2013, a wine made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with a very deep dark garnet red color, is another red wine that has an important presence during the summer months. The nose is complex and fine, offering aromas of wild berries, accompanied by subtle spicy notes of truffle, cedar and tobacco leaf. Elegant and silky on the palate, Altar 2013 is balanced and enveloping. It boasts great harmony and enjoys a long, lingering finish. After 18 months in French Allier oak barrels, in the barrel room known internationally as the "Cathedral of Wine" of the Navarre winery, and a long stay in its bottle rack, Altar 2013 is a round and refined wine that fits perfectly with meats, whether baked or grilled; in addition, it can also be part of a great aperitif table, think cured cheeses and dried fruits. Black rice dishes or Japanese cuisine are valid options that, due to their very different flavors, are a perfect accompaniment for a Cabernet Sauvignon such as Altar 2013. Finally, it harmonizes well with chocolate desserts with a high degree of cocoa in different textures.


Bodega Otazu: wine, art, history, nature


Bodega Otazu is the northernmost Pago PDO vineyard in Spain. It is located just eight kilometers from Pamplona and is framed between the Sierra del Perdón and the Sierra del Sarbil.


All its wines are made exclusively with grapes from the 116 hectares of vineyards surrounding the winery: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Berués. A vineyard certified as Protected Designation of Origin Pago, the highest category that can be obtained in Spain, achieved thanks to the peculiarity of the climate and soil that defines the vineyard of Bodega Otazu and the inimitable personality of all its wines.


"Otazu is past, present and future. Wine has grown on this land for 900 years and will grow on this land within the next 900 years; a land that we take care of and that we want to leave, in a better situation than we received it, to future generations", reflects Guillermo Penso, president of Fundación Otazu.



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