Selección de Ostatu
In 1970, the Ostatu Winery was born, attached to the stately building built in the 18th century as an inn-inn at a strategic point such as the road between Laguardia and Vitoria-Gasteiz and which has served as a family home until 2009. A place in the Matarredo de Samaniego neighborhood, where the Sáenz de Samaniego family has been making wine for generations. A heritage that we share with you so that you can live and feel our passion and love for the Rioja Alavesa vineyard and enjoy our winery and wines.
Its past as an inn-venta, in Basque Ostatu, has imbued them with that hospitable character in which everyone is welcome. A place where they make and preserve wine in an artisan way and where the essence of tradition is breathed, in spaces such as the txoko, the wine bar, the patio or the spectacular memory room where the older vintages and which was nominated for the 2018 Restaurant&Bar Design Awards in London.
Grapes from our easternmost vineyards, in the term called Montecillo, with an average altitude of 580 m. Soils with a marked clay-calcareous content, very poor on south-facing slopes. The subsoil structure is formed by several layers of white rock.
Selection of the best bunches in the vineyard, only the grapes with the best health and ripeness qualities reach the winery. Gentle destemming in order not to damage the grain. Light pre-fermentative cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in oak vats of reduced capacity, for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 27°, gentle pump-overs several times a day depending on the evolution of the fermentation density and punctual punching. 70% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. 14 months of permanence in barrel, new and of a wine. The wine has not undergone any stabilization or filtration process.
Intense cherry color with dark purple reflections. Intense and frank aroma, red fruits of enormous expression and typicality, with a creamy background of good oak, notes of spices and a slight mineral touch. On the palate it is fresh, broad, meaty, with a very good weight of fruit, firm and round tannins, a sweet spot, fine toasted notes with a good structure. Great personality of Tempranillo with a good point of acidity and freshness.
29,062 75cl bottles. / 510 magnum 1.5 l<