After his first two controversial publications that classified Rioja as Bordeaux style, the prestigious British Master of Wine publishes his third annual report about our wine region.
True to his vision, he keeps highlighting the work of small family run wineries. Viticulturist and winemakers who are part of the land, are part of our villages, who live in their own skin the culture and richness of this area. And, consequently, those that are capable of transmitting our essence in their wines. In Atkin’s words ‘those who are helping to promote the region’s human side allowing consumers attach a face and culture to a label’.
This speech is inevitably influenced by the decisions made during 2017 by the Consejo Regulador de la DOC Rioja, as the new labeling of Viñedos Singulares and Vinos de Pueblo. A bureaucratic solution motivated by the pressure of those who understand that our vineyards, and therefore our wines, have much to tell besides having one or another specific label. A decision that leaves us ‘just labels’ and that leads us to miss a real debate about what we understand as quality in our wines. And this is, in our opinion, the match point we have to deal with in the coming years.
Regarding the classification and scoring of our wines, we must say that we are very proud of being part of the ‘Second Growths’ for three consecutive years. A position that supports the intense work we are developing in our viticulture and it’s faithfully reflected in our wines.
97 pt. Gloria de Ostatu 2010
94 pt. Ostatu Gran Reserva 2011
Laderas de Ostatu 2013
Lore de Ostatu 2014
93 pt. Selección de Ostatu 2013
Ostatu Reserva 2012
92 pt. Ostatu Crianza 2015
90 pt. Ostatu Tinto 2016
Ostatu Rosado 2016