OSTATU Young Red Wine 2018
Wine-maker: Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego
Vineyard management: Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego/ Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego
Vineyards and terrain: The grapes come from our youngest plots, and are within a 6 km. radius from the winery, in the districts of Samaniego, Laguardia, and Elciego, at altitudes of between 450 m and 600 m above sea level. A combination of calcareous/clay and stony soils, with the subsoil made up of various layers of white rock.
Climate: Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic in uence. Extreme wintersummer contrast. Precipitation: 684,1 litres. Ave. Temp.: min 7,72°C / max 18,08°C / average 12,5°C. Average temperature of the soil: 12,99°C
The vineyards: 92% Tempranillo, 2% Viura and 6% Graciano y Mazuelo. Between 12 and 25 years old vineyards. Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.
Goblet and double cord pruning.
Production: 6.000-6.500 kg/hectare.
Hand harvested and taken to the winery in small trailer loads during 4rd to 7th October.
Wine-Making: Strict carbonic maceration of the whole grapes in stainless steel vats. 15 days alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at a maximum temperature of 24°C with gentle stirring.
The wine is then kept in the vats until it is bottled. Lightly ltered.
Analysis: Alcohol 14,13%