Buckingham Schenk extends its Spanish portfolio

Buckingham Schenk has expanded its Spanish portfolio with the addition of Bodega Otazu.

The announcement follows a successful participation at the Wines of Spain Annual Trade tasting in London last week, where the company presented its existing range including Cellers Unio (Priorat), Bodegas Larchago (Rioja) and Bodegas Murviedro (Valencia).

Bodega Otazu is located in Navarra and it is one of only 14 wineries in Spain to have Vinos de Pago status, a classification applied to individual vineyards or wine estates. All Vinos de Pago must be single estate wines made from a single traceable parcel. The wines have much lower yields that other Dos and the vines must be older than 10 years old.

David Tromans, marketing manager at Buckingham Schenk commented; “We are very pleased to welcome Bodega Otazu as one of our new partners. Navarra is one of the most dynamic regions in Spain and Otazu champions modern winemaking techniques working with some of the best winemakers in the business to produce a range of outstanding and unique wines.”

The vineyards of Bodega Otazu have their own microclimate with Atlantic influences and strong northerly wines. There are 14 different soil types on the 110-hectare estate which is divided into 32 parcels made up of Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. From 2016 until 2020 the vineyard will see further planting of new varieties including Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and other indigenous grapes.

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