Ostatu Blanco 2018

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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 2018

 

Winegrowers & winemakers:

 

Sáenz de Samaniego family

Region:

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

Vintage:

2018

Vintage Classification:

Very Good

Market release:

December 2018

 

Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from the highest parts of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Laguardia, and Leza, at an altitude of 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: 734,8 litres.

Ave. Temp.: min 8°C / max 18,39°C / average 12,65°C.

Winkler index: 1552,5ºC

Rainy days: 149. Frozy mornings: 31

Average temperature of the soil: 13,72ºC

 

The vineyards:

85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.

Age of vines, between 30 and 80 years old.

Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 7.800 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested and taken to the winery in small trailer loads between 4th and 27h October.

 

Wine-Making:

The grapes are destemmed and pressed mechanically. Some hours low temperature maceration

The grape must ferments on the lees in stainless steel vats for 27 days at a temperature of 15-16°C. Cold stabilisation, and filtered only for tartaric stabilisation process.

The wine is then kept in the vats until it is bottled.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol                         

Total Acidity

PH      

Volatile Acidity

Total SO2

 

13,10 %

6,55 gr/l         

3,22

0,41 gr/l

101 mg/l

Tasting notes:

Pale yellow and bright colour with greenish hues. Citrus and white fruits (green apple, pear) with floral and slightly herbal memories, very fine expression of the variety. Very good balance, well-salted acidity, fresh, greedy and with a certain oiliness note. Great balance of flavours where green apple and lemon, ripened greengage plum and white flowers are predominating.

 

Production:

98.700 bottles (75 cl)