Bodegas Otto Bestué

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In the beautiful Somontano Valley, the Otto Bestué family has been dedicated to the cultivation of vineyards since the 17th century. Indeed, manuscripts passed down through the family show that past generations farmed vineyards and olive groves on the same land as early as 1640. It was not until 1999 that the family began to produce wine from the grapes they grow.

Somontano D.O., in northeast Spain, translates literally to “at the foothills of the mountains”. The Otto Bestué estate itself is sheltered by the Pyrenees. The pocket of land is a veritable vineyard oasis. Protected from strong, cold winds that sweep down from the north, yet far from the humidity of the Mediterranean, the mineral-rich soil here lacks fertility – ideal for producing complex, concentrated, healthy fruit. On this sloping, rugged terrain, the estate covers 45 hectares divided between five vineyards planted to Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

The wines of Otto Bestué are limited-production, produced only from select fruit grown according to centuries of experience in the cultivation of grapes.