Tim Atkin returns with his Rioja Special Report 2018

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After its first two controversial publications that divided Rioja into the Bordeaux style of classification, the prestigious British Master of Wine publishes its third annual report on our wine region.

True to his vision, he continues to highlight the work of small family wineries. Vine growers and winemakers who are part of the territory, part of our people, who live in their own skin the culture and wealth of each place. And that, consequently, they are capable of transmitting that essence in each of their wines. In his own words "those who contribute the human side allowing the consumer to put face and history on a label".

As is evident, this speech is also marked by the decisions made during 2017 by the Regulatory Council of the Rioja DOC as the new labeling and the new clasification of Singular Vineyards, Zone Wines and Village Wines. A bureaucratic solution motivated by the pressure of those who understand that our vineyards, and therefore our wines, have much to tell besides a specific labeling. A decision that leaves us that, just labels, and that leads us to miss a real debate, in depth, about what we understand as quality in our wines. And is this, in our opinion, where we have to work in the upcoming years.

Regarding the classification and scoring of our wines, we must say that we are very proud of continuing to maintain this "Second Growths" for three yaers in a row. A position that supports the intense work that we are developing in our viticulture and that is seen, honestly, 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

After its first two controversial publications that divided Rioja into the Bordeaux style of classification, the prestigious British Master of Wine publishes its third annual report on our wine region.

True to his vision, he continues to highlight the work of small family wineries. Vine growers and winemakers who are part of the territory, part of our people, who live in their own skin the culture and wealth of each place. And that, consequently, they are capable of transmitting that essence in each of their wines. In his own words "those who contribute the human side allowing the consumer to put face and history on a label".

As is evident, this speech is also marked by the decisions made during 2017 by the Regulatory Council of the Rioja DOC as the new labeling and the new clasification of Singular Vineyards, Zone Wines and Village Wines. A bureaucratic solution motivated by the pressure of those who understand that our vineyards, and therefore our wines, have much to tell besides a specific labeling. A decision that leaves us that, just labels, and that leads us to miss a real debate, in depth, about what we understand as quality in our wines. And is this, in our opinion, where we have to work in the upcoming years.

Regarding the classification and scoring of our wines, we must say that we are very proud of continuing to maintain this "Second Growths" for three yaers in a row. A position that supports the intense work that we are developing in our viticulture and that is seen, honestly, 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

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