Selección de Ostatu 2015

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The most airy vineyard. Tempranillo and Graciano from a vineyard of more than 50 years located in the eastern part of Samaniego, as "Montecillo", where the wind has a higher impact. 14 months just aging in the barrel and 20 more polishing in a bottle give us a wine characterized by its freshness and personality.

SELECCIÓN DE OSTATU 2015

 

Winegrowers & winemakers:

Sáenz de Samaniego Family

Region:

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

Vintage:

2015

Vintage Classification:

Good

Market release:

September 2019

 

Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from some of our eastern vineyards located in the “Montecillo” area, at an average altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and Stony soils, 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: 684,1 litres.

Ave. Temp.: min 7,72°C / max 18,08°C / average 12,5°C.

Soil Ave. Temp.: 12,99°C

 

The vineyards:

95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano

Vineyards from Samaniego’s eastern and airy area and over 60 years old. Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 1st- 6th October.

 

Wine-Making:

Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes, with the best health and ripening parameters, are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes. Cold pre-fermentative maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small oak vats for 16 days at a maximum temperature of 27°C.

Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. 70% malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks and 14 months cask ageing in new and second use’s ones. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process.

Bottled: July 2017

 

Analysis:

Alcohol                         

Total Acidity

Volatile Acidity

Total SO2

 

14,81 %

5,23 gr/l.

0,56 gr/l.

41 mg/l

Tasting notes:

Intense red with dark purple highlights. Aromas of ripe red and black fruit, spicy sweet and creamy balsamic signs , light sweet touch. Great personality of the tempranillo and evocations of the French oak. In the mouth it marks an intense fruit with a good point of acidity and freshness. Sweet and soften tannin. Great liveliness and tasty acidity, profuse in the expression of the fruit.

 

Production:

17,949 bottles ( 75 cl) 

589 magnum (150 cl)