OSTATU RESERVA 2011 1,5L
Tempranillo from vineyards over 50 years old located on small slopes on the western side of Samaniego. A perfect balance between variety and its evolution, resulting in a fleshy and elegant wine where the sincere expression of the tempranillo rippened under the morning sun takes prominence.
Wine-maker: Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego
Vineyard management: Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego/ Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego
Region: D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
Vintage Classification: Excellent
Market release: July 2015
Vineyards and terrain:
The grapes come from some of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Leza, and Laguardia, at an average altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and Stony soils, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.
Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Ave. Temp.:min 7,2°C / max 17,3°C / average 12°C.
Precipitation: 524 litres.
Humidity average: 72,24%
Days of rain: 113
Age of vines: Over 50 years old.
Plantation density:3,000 vines/hectare.
Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 14th- 23rd October
Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 29°C. Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. 100% malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks. 16 months cask ageing,. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process. Bottled: 8th February 2013
Alcohol 14,30 %
Total Acidity 4,30 gr/l.
Volatile Acidity 0.48 gr/l.
7.924 bottles (75cl)
325 magnum (150cl)