Osborne Solaz Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Osborne is one of the oldest family businesses in Europe; generation after generation, it strives to acquaint consumers from all over the world with its food and drink brands, internationally renowned for their quality, authenticity and prestige. Bodegas Osborne is the birthplace of the Osborne bull, a unique symbol in the history of design and an icon of Spain in the world.
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.