|Another rehabilitation project of an old Garnacha vineyard undertaken by Luis Moya Tortosa. The vineyard, owned by Antonio Sánchez and Mari Paz Goñi, is located near Pamplona (Navarra) in the steep hills of Ezkaba.
A few years ago, they contacted Luis to make a wine from these 80 year-old vines. Thus was born Ostoki, which means the “place of leaves”, due to the many oak trees in the region.
As recently as the 1940s, the hills around Pamplona were covered with vineyards. A rather rustic wine called txakolingorri (red txakoli) was made from grapes produced in the region and the wine was sold in bars and taverns in the city. With urban and industrial development, the production of txakolingorri became negligible and the vineyards were abandoned except for a few enthusiasts who continued to make their wine for personal consumption.
As is often the case in old vineyards, several grape varieties were co-planted. Therefore, we find a little Tempranillo, Mazuela, Garnatxa Roya, Garnatxa Blanca, Monastrell, Viura and Moscatel. Everything is harvested together, fermented in stainless steel vats with native yeasts, then aged in 300-liter oak barrels and 54-liter demijohn for 10 months.
Around 600 bottles produced for this second vintage bottled in January 2020.