Name:                               Ostatu Reserva
 
Producer:                          Bodegas Ostatu
 
Zone/D.O.:                        Rioja
 
Type:                                 Reserva
 
Year/Vintage:                   2012 (MB)
 
Grape Variety:                   100% Tempranillo
 
Alcohol content:                14,5 %
 
Service Temperature:       16 – 18 ºC
 
Optimun Consumation:     2019 – 2025
 
Price (aprox.):                   13,50 €            

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Winemaking Process

The grapes come from some of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Leza, and Laguardia, at an average altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and stony soils, on south-western facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock. Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast. Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming 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 in April 2014.
 

Tasting Note

A perfect balance between variety and its evolution, resulting in a fleshy and elegant wine where the sincere expression of the tempranillo rippened under the morning sun takes prominence.
 

Pairing

Perfect to accompany beef, meats, vegetables, rice, pasta, cheese, …

Ostatu Reserva

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