Ostatu Reserva 2012


Evolution and distinction. Tempranillo from vineyards over 50 years old located on small slopes on the western side of Samaniego, rippened under the morning sun. A perfect balance between variety and its evolution, resulting in a fleshy and elegant wine.





Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego

Vineyard management:

Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego/ Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego


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



Vintage Classification:

Very Good

Market release:

March 2017


Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from some of our oldest vineyards located on small south facing slopes on the western side of Samaniego, over 600 m above the see level. Poor calcareous/clay and Stony soils. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.



Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.

Extreme winter-summer contrast.

Precipitation: 454,1 litres.

Ave. Temp.: min 7,5°C / max 18,6 °C / average 12,8°C.

Humidity average: 68%


The vineyards:

100% Tempranillo.

Age of vines: Over 50 years old.

Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 5th- 17th October



Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes, without wringing out.

Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 21 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C. Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation.

Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks. 16 months cask ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process.

Bottled: April 2014.




Total Acidity


Volatile Acidity

Total SO2

14,71 %

4,81 gr/l.


0.61 gr/l.

49 mg/l


Tasting notes:

Intense ‘picota’ cherry with purple highlights. Intense and clear aroma with ripened red and black fruit (red and black plums, cherry, blackberry). Red and violet floral aromas, balsamic touch with some toasted and sweet spices signs. Great expression of the tempranillo's personality. In the mouth it is fresh, big, fleshy and with very good acidity. Good structure and power with lightly marked greedy tannins and very good persistence of the variety.



6.283 bottles ( 75 cl)  

766 magnum (150cl)