Ostatu Crianza 2016


Perfect balance and renewal. A crianza with body and character that is made from Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha grapes which came from 

Vineyards of 35 years old. A faithful reflection of the spicy character of the tempranillo in Samaniego.

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: 2016

Vintage Classification:  Very good

Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from our vineyards located in Samaniego, at an average altitude of 580 m above the sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and stony soils, ochre coloured. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.


  • 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

The vineyards:

  • 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, Mazuelo y Garnacha.
  • Age of vines, between 25 and 50 years old.
  • Plantation density: 3,000 vines/hectare. Goblet pruning.
  • Production: 5,500 Kg/hectare.
  • Hand harvested in 15 kg boxes, between 10th and 26th October.


  • Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 26°C.
  • For this wine we use the whole grapes carbonic maceration and a part of destemmed grapes.
  • Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats.
  • 12 months cask ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process. It has a soft filtering process just before the bottling.
  • Bottled on the 6th April 2018


  • Alcohol: 14,71 %
  • Total Acidity: 4,78 gr/l.
  • Volatile Acidity:0,49 gr/l.
  • Sulfurous: 46 mg/l


  • 103.900 bottles (75 cl)
  • 2.176 magnum (150 cl)
  • 6.945 bottles (50 cl)