Ostatu Rioja Alavesa Blanco 2019

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Pale yellow and bright colour with greenish hues. Citrus and white fruits (green apple, pear) with floral and slightly herbal memories, very fine expression of the variety. Very good balance, well-salted acidity, fresh, greedy and with a certain oiliness note. Great balance of flavours where green apple and lemon, ripened greengage plum and white flowers are predominating.

85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.
Age of vines, between 30 and 80 years old.
Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.
Goblet pruning.
Production:6,800 kg/hectare
Hand harvested and taken to the winery in small trailer loads between 16th and 22th September.

The grapes come from the highest parts of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Laguardia, and Leza, at an altitude of 580 m above sea level.
Poor calcareous/clay soil, on south facing slopes.
The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.

The grapes are destemmed and pressed mechanically. Some hours low temperature maceration
The grape must ferments on the lees in stainless steel vats for 27 days at a temperature of 15-16°C.
Cold stabilisation.
Filtered only for tartaric stabilisation process.
The wine is then kept in the vats until it is bottled.