Ostatu Blanco Gran Reserva 2013

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Know-how. White young wine made from Viura and Malvasía grapes which come from old vineyards (between 30 and 80 years old). A fresh and fruity wine with a noticiable personality.

OSTATU BLANCO GRAN RESERVA 2013

 

Winegrowers & Winemakers:

Sáenz de Samaniego Family

Vineyard management:

Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego/ Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego

Region:

D.O.C Rioja, Subzona Rioja Alavesa.

Vintage:

2013

Vintage Classification:

Good

Market release:

Spring 2018

 

Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from the highest parts of our oldest vineyards, in the district of Samaniego at an altitude between 400 and 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay soil, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.

 

Climate:

Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.

Extreme winter-summer contrast.

Precipitation: 854,1 litres.

Ave. Temp.: min 7,41°C / max 17,3 °C / average 12,04°C.

Ave. Temp of the soil: 13,9ºC

 

The vineyards:

85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.

Age of vines, between 30 and 80 years old.

Plantation density: 3.300 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 6.300 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested in 15 kg boxes between 26th and 27th September

 

Wine-Making:

 

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

The grape juice ferments on the lees in stainless steel vats for 23 days at a temperature of 15-16°C. Natural cold stabilisation, and filtered only for tartaric stabilisation process. The wine was not going under malolactic fermentation and was aged in second year’s French oak barrels during 9 months.

Botteled on November 2014.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol                          

Total Acidity  

Volatile Acidity

PH

Total SO2

 

13,10 %

6,60 gr/l         

0,46 gr/l

3,21

101 mg/l

 

Tasting notes:

Yellow and touches of lighty bright golden colour. It’s nose is elegant, intense and deep. Full of aromas from fresh almonds to delicate white stone fruits. Dried apricots, notes of white honey, hawthorn flower or toffee. The palate is fleshy, elegant and fresh, with a very nice acidity that will prolong it’s life for several years.

 

Production:

2.688 bottles 0,75l.