Escobal de Ostatu 2016
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
Wine-maker: Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego
Vineyard management: Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego
Region: D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
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 sealevel 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 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 layerdeeper, formed by a first layer of sand and small stones.
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
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
Immediate destemming. This wine is macerated in cold carbonic environmentin 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.
Total Acidity 4,67 gr/l
Volatile Acidity 0,45 gr/l
Total SO2 42 mg/l
Deep cherry colour with violet reflections. The nose brings back memories ofred 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)