Vineyard & Terrain
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa
Age of vines: Over 50 years old.
Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.
Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 15th- 18th October
The grapes come from some of our oldest vineyards located on small south facing slopes on the western side of Samaniego, over 600 m above the see level. Poor calcareous/clay and stony soils. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light des- temming process to avoid damaging the grapes, without wringing out. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 21 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C. Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks. 16 months cask ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process. Bottled: April 2015.
Intense ‘picota’ cherry with purple highlights.
Intense and clear aroma with ripened red and black fruit (red and black plums, cherry, blackberry). Red and violet floral aromas, balsamic touch with some toasted and sweet spices signs. Great expression of the tempranillo’s personality.
In the mouth it is fresh, big, fleshy and with very good acidity. Good structure and power with lightly marked greedy tannins and very good persistence of the variety.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.
Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 686,1 litres.
Ave. Temp.: min 11,11°C / max 22,2°C / average 12,07°C. Ave. Temp. of the soil: 14,7°C
Alcohol 14,79% Total Acidity 5 49 gr/l Total SO2 0,60 mg/l Volatile Acidity 0.42 gr/l
Ostatu Reserva 2014