Category: Wine Importer
Country: United Kingdom
The project that Manuel Otero Ramos had matured for many years, was posed as one of seriousness and importance, strongly determined as a legacy he shows with great pride. FAMILIA OTERO RAMOS is the result of many decades of effort, passion and hard work. In a province where the wine culture has always been fostered by our ancestors, few succeeded in accomplishing a viticultural entrepreneurship. This is the case of Manuel Otero, who carries viticulture in his veins and managed to get involved with the land. Manuel Otero set a goal, not as a dream but as a feasible reality. Simultaneously with his studies, he began working in the real estate sector. This enabled him to intervene in important businesses of the viticultural sector, where excellent wines were crafted. His success in this activity gave him the opportunity to travel around the world representing Mendoza. During these trips, he became passionate with a special mystic for wineries and vineyards in Spain, France, Italy and the Napa Valley in California, where he enhanced his knowledge on viticulture Manuel Otero Ramos has always stood out for his strength and effort, and has always performed with particular determination in every activity under his lead. A decade ago, he decided to make this illusion come true. This is when this ambitious project came to light. In the late 90Â´s he acquired a parcel of rich soil in LujÃ¡n de Cuyo, First Viticultural Zone in Mendoza and cradle of the greatest Argentine wines. With a new century ahead, he â€“ together with his wife and children - continued with the accomplishment of this project, whose imprint has always been passion and the conviction of leaving a legacy for future generations. In this exceptional location, a unique scenario dominated by the Andean Mountain Range, great varieties were planted, such as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and TorrontÃ©s. The necessary infrastructure was built, and the vines were supplied with drip irrigation, giving its first harvest in 2006.