Áster Crianza

75 cl

100% Tinta del Pais aged for 22 months in French oak. Expect a medium bodied wine with lots of red and black fruit and a hint of spice. This winery was established by the famous Rioja Alta estate in 1989 and the vineyards are located at 800m+ above sea level. 

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Áster Crianza

100% Tinta del Pais aged for 22 months in French oak. Expect a medium bodied wine with lots of red and black fruit and a hint of spice. This winery was established by the famous Rioja Alta estate in 1989 and the vineyards are located at 800m+ above sea level. 

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Aromas of ripe black fruits - cherries, plums, damsons, blueberries - violets and milk chocolate
Palate Dry and medium bodied. Ripe tannins and fresh but balanced acidity. Plummy, liquorice infused fruits. Black cherries, blackberries and damsons. Good length.
Colour Deep ruby red
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Tinta del País from the Fuentecojo and El Caño vineyards surrounding the winery in Anguix, Burgos. They are on silt loam soils located at an altitude close to 780 meters.  
Alcohol % 14.5
Estate/Producer Áster
Country Spain
Region/AOC Ribera del Duero DO
Vintage 2013
Making Techniques Whole bunches were stemmed and crushed and then put in tanks, where alcoholic fermentation took 14 days. 75% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels with several years' use, with weekly 'bâttonages' over two months. 70% of the wine was aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels, and the rest in second use French oak barrels.
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 90 Points. ‘The 2010 Aster Crianza feels young and unevolved, with notes of red and black berry-fruit, spicy undertones and a medium-bodied palate with a velvety texture and fine tannins. It is extremely fresh, with good acidity. This is easy-to-drink and gives lots of pleasure. Quite representative of Ribera and good value too.’

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