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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Ostatu Rioja Rose 2012
Ostatu Rioja Rose 2012
(search item no. 123728)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This light and refreshing Rose is made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura grown on south-facing slopes comprised of chalky clay over layers of white rock. Temerature controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats and the wine was bottled without further aging.

Blend: 50% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, 10% Viura

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About Ostatu:

Bodegas Ostatu is a family winery located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region in the town of Samaniego.

The Saenz de Samaniego family has been in the area for many generations. The vineyards, which are protected by the Sierra Cantabria range, are composed of chalk and clay. The average age of the vines is 50 years old. Until recently all the wine was made in the carbonic maceration process with the intent being wines for early consumption.

This philosophy recently changed when Hubert de Bouard de Laforest of Chateau Angelus saw the vineyard sites of the family and expressed an interest in collaborating on a special project. He realized that the age of the vines, combined with the unique orientation of the vineyards, could produce drastically different wines that could compete on the world stage. By changing over from carbonic maceration to traditional fermentation and by reducing yields in the vineyards the wines made a drastic change in style.