Red Wine Ostatu Crianza 2018
Crianza red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuela (Carignan) and Grenache aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
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The main component is Tempranillo, nuanced with a 10% of Grenache, Graciano and Mazuela (Carignan). Planted with 25 to 50-year-old vines, the vineyards are located near the village of Samaniego, an area with clay-limestone soils at roughly 600 metres of altitude.
Harvested by hand in late October, the grapes were first cold macerated before being fermented in stainless steel tanks for 12 days. Interestingly, a portion of the grapes went through a whole bunch carbonic maceration fermentation.
After that, Ostatu Crianza 2018 was aged for 12 months in 2nd year oak barrels. The wine was gently filtered before bottling.
Decant this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Ostatu Crianza is medium ruby with some purple reflections.
Fruit-forward and gently spicy, this blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, Graciano and Mazuela conveys some toasted and balsamic notes, with an intriguing gunpowder remembrance.
This wine from bodega Ostatu is fresh, balanced and round. The spicy and toasted notes are more prominent, acidity is crisp and tannins are smooth. Long finish with a remembrance of wild berries and balsam.
|Our personal opinion||
Well-balanced and yummy, Ostatu Crianza 2018 is a textbook Rioja.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuela y Graciano 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Chocolate, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|