LORE de Ostatu 2015


The coolest vineyard. Fermented in oak barrel and maturated on its lees for 6 months. Made with Viura and Malvasia from "Valcavada", a vineyard located inside the Protected Biotope of the Lagoons of Laguardia, facing north towards the Cantabria mountain range. A white wine with a perfect zonal and identity statement.

Winegrower & winemaker:

Sáenz de Samaniego Family


D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.



Vintage Classification:

Very good

Market release:

December 2018


Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from a special vineyard, Valcavada, north faced, at an average altitude of 580m above sea level. This plot belongs to the protection area known as Biotope of “Lagunas de Laguardia”.

Poor calcareous/clay soil, on north facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.



Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.

Extreme winter-summer contrast.

Precipitation: 684, litres.

Ave. Temp: min 7,72°C / max 18,08°C / average 12,5°C.

Average temperature of the soil: 12,99ºC


The vineyards:

50% Viura, 50% Malvasia.

Age of vines, 60 years old, 'Valcavada' plot

Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 6.300 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, on 20th September. 



Destemmed and 8 hours low temperature maceration. The grape must ferments on the lees in 500 l oaks during 27 days, with a temperature close to 16ºC. The wine is then kept with the lees in the cask until it is bottled, light weekly batonage.

Natural cold stabilisation. Filtered only for tartaric stabilisation process. 

Bottling date: June 2016




Total Acidity


Volatile Acidity


13,81 %



0,43 gr/l


Tasting notes:

Bright straw yellow with pale hues. Aromas of white fruits (greengage plum, pear, quince), citrus and smoked sweet spices that go to the toasted ones. We can also find floral notes such as jasmine and chamomile. Tasty, balanced, oily and with dimension, long. Well balanced with the spice notes of its aging process in barrel, interesting intensity of the fruit, very varied, and greasy.



4.800 bottles (75 cl)