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.



Winegrowers & winemakers:

Sáenz de Samaniego Family


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



Vintage Classification:

Very Good

Market release:

February 2019


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 and 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 April 2018.




Total Acidity

Volatile Acidity

Total SO2


14,50 %

4,35 gr/l.

0,49 gr/l.

42 mg/l


Tasting notes:

Deep cherry red with purple highlights. It brings us a very fruity nose (ripened black and red fruit), with freshness and memories of balsamic notes, spices and some toasted signs, rounding its expression. On the palate is juicy, firm, elegant and fresh, leaving us the fruity and pleasant sensation of a balanced body where notes of blackberry, cherry, red and black plums and a touch of liquorice notes appear. Memories of nuts, woodwork and very light toasted signs.



103.900 bottles (75cl)

2.176 magnum (150cl)

6.945 bottles (50cl)