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Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Blanco '18


Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Blanco '18

Ostatu is a family winery located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region in the town of Samaniego, where they trace their history back 250 years. The vineyards, which are protected by the Sierra de Cantabria range, are composed of chalk and clay, and the average age of the vines is 50 years. The poor soils and the unique location at the foot of this mountain range together create a special microclimate that is very favorable to the Tempranillo grape as well as local white varietals.

Until recently all the wines were made in the carbonic maceration process and intended for early consumption, highly influential from Roman-era winemaking. This philosophy 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 from carbonic maceration to traditional fermentation and by reducing yields in the vineyards, Ostatu became able to produce wines which live up to their full potential.

Iñigo Saenz de Samaniego, the youngest of six brothers and sisters, is now at the helm of the winemaking. Building on the innovations of the joint project with the French, Iñigo is continuing to seek elegance through the modernization of the family’s wines.

The Ostatu Rioja Blanco is a blend of 85% Viura and 15% Malvasia, from 30-80 year-old vines. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank and then bottled without further aging. The result is a fresh, light-bodied white full of racy acidity and great mineral-edge. Perfect for the Muscadet fan.




Producer Bodegas Ostatu
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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