Winery Bodegas Ostatu
Region Rioja, Spain
Grape Graciano, Tempranillo
Style Full Bodied
Food Pairing Leg of Conemara lamb, rack of lamb with all the trimmings
85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano. A single vineyard wine from vines planted in 1941. An elegant expression of the potential of great vintages in Samaniego. 24 months aging in oak casks, 5 months in oak tub and more than three years in the bottle give us a long life wine, elegant and perfumed, with excellent acidity and freshness. Extremely complex and very aromatic with black raspberry, cassis, sandalwood, and violets on the nose. Potpourri and wildflowers. The palate features dark fruit and baking spices with incredible balance; full bodied yet extremely elegant. Showing powerful primary fruit with balanced acidity, this full-bodied wine drinks well now and 20 years in the future. One of the best wines made in 2011.