Escobal de Ostatu 2016

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Grapes coming from the plot known as Marbella, or Escobal, planted in 1995 from a selection of our best tempranilo at an altitude of 547 m above the sealevel and slightly South –West faced. This is our first plot in organic farming since 2010

ESCOBAL DE OSTATU 2016

 

Winegrower & winemaker:

Sáenz de Samaniego Family

Region:

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

Vintage:

2016

Vintage Classification:

Very Good

Market release:

December 2018

 

Vineyards and terrain:

Grapes coming from the plot known as Marbella, or Escobal, planted in 1995, from a selection of our best tempranilo at an altitude of 547 m above the sea level and slightly South –West faced. This is our first plot in organic farming since 2010, when we started a viticulture controlled under the ecological certification by ENEEK (Regulatory Council of Ecological Production in Euskadi). The work here, as in the rest of our plots, is totally respectful with the environment, favoring the creation of natural hedges and the promotion of the indigenous fauna.

The soil is a combination of limestone sands and gravel, with a clay layer deeper, formed by a first layer of sand and small stones.

 

Climate:

Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.

Extreme winter-summer contrast.

Precipitation: 463,2 litres.

Ave. Temp.: min 8,14°C / max 18,37°C / average 12,88°C.

Average temperature of the soil: 14,46ºC

 

The vineyards:

100% tempranillo grape

Age of vines: 23 years old

Planting density: 3000 vines / Ha.

Royat pruning double cord.

Production; 6,500 Kg / Ha

Manual harvest, small load, on October 12th

 

Wine-Making:

Immediate destemming. This wine is macerated in cold carbonic environment in stainless steel vat. Alcoholic fermentation, with slight overpumping, at a maximum temperature of 24º, during 14 days.

Malolactic fermentation and conservation in a French oak vat with its corresponding racking until its bottling on April 7, 2018, preceded by a gentle filtration.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol                         

Total Acidity

Volatile Acidity

Total SO2

 

14,65%

4,67 gr/l         

0,45 gr/l

42 mg/l

Tasting notes:

Deep cherry colour with violet reflections. The nose brings back memories of red and black seasoned fruit, light citrus winks, flower petals and balsamic fragrance that rounds it up. Firm perfume of fruitiness. The palate is sweet, with great personality and wrap.

 

Production:

8.100 bottles (75cl)