Gloria de Ostatu, true expression of tempranillo.

100% Tempranillo, Rioja Red Wine from Bodegas Ostatu, this wine is made from grapes which came from the family’s oldest  three plots: Revillas, Carralaguardia y Lagunazuria, over 80 years old vineyards.Some plots of low production (3.200 Kg. /Hectare) but high quality that make it possible a fleshy and concentrated. The Tempranillo variety in its best expression.

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Only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the gra- pes. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 29°C.Reworkings and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks.
18 months casks ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabi- lisation or ltering process.
Cherry color with purplish rim. In nose, deep fruity ( ripe strawberry , blueberry ) , notes of cocoa with this oak discreetly . Mineral notes that reflect their terroir. Very fragrant . Mouth: A wine with great depth and dimension (tannins , alcohol, acidity, fruit weight ) . Very good structure and great refinement.

Gloria de Ostatu is a modern style Rioja aged in some new oak. it has 2-3 years of aging potential and a lengthy, pure finish.

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In a beautiful spot of Rioja Alavesa at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria, in the town of Samaniego , one of the fifteen municipalities that form this Alavesa region, it is this beautiful cellar -like manor house surrounded by vineyards . Bodegas Ostatu named. 

The vineyards are distributed by different terms of the area, with an area of approximately 34 hectares. It is a quality vineyard constituted 75% unproductive old vines being the result of new plantings 20 remaining %. The grape varieties are typical of the area, 85 % tempranillo, 10% Viura and Malvasia and 5% of Graciano and Garnacha .

Ostatu still maintains the flavor and philosophy of family businesses where decisions have to do with common sense , not impositions industry , conjugating harmoniously the art and tradition , experience in the land of grandparents with and oenology vanguard.

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