Rioja Reserva Bodegas Ostatu 2012
Bodegas Ostatu enjoys a prime position in Samaniego in the heart of the famous Alavesa Basque region. Small enough to be perfectly controlled, the 32 hectare estate is run by Mariasun Saenz and her family. They use a mix of modern methods and French oak barrels to exploit the full potential of Bodegas Ostatu's superb vineyards. The result is a collection of precise wines with a great sense of terroir and well preserved fruit.
Made from 100% Tempranillo with an average vine age of over 50 years old, the 2012 Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Reserva is deep ruby coloured, with intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries and liquorice. Featured in Decanter Magazine's 'Best Buy Riojas: 50 Top Reds' article in their March 2016 issue (2010 vintage), it is rich on the palate with sweet spice, juicy black fruits and firm tannins, which provide a great backbone to this powerful wine.
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo