The fruit for OTOÑAL Crianza comes from our vineyards in Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and a little Rioja Baja. Average age for vines is around 15 years and the soil patterns in our vineyards are a combination of the well-known limestone/clay/alluvial mix to be found in most of Central Rioja.
Approximately, the mix of grapes is 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Garnacha.
Harvests started in the end of September, with a good ripeness level (phenolic and alcoholic), and ending in late October, with an outstanding sanitary state of the fruit.
Maceration time was 12 days with daily pumping over in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28ºC
Malolactic fermentation took place in concrete tanks.