Aster Crianza Tempranillo
$203.37 / case(12)
”the harvest after a mild winter the spring was affected by heavy rains and the coldest average temperatures in the last nine years. This was followed by a hot dry summer with marked day/night temperature differences in september (highs above 28-30 °c and lows under 10 °c); ideal conditions for optimum grape ripening. The wines from our vineyards showed good intensity and great fruit expression dominated this year by red fruit and spices and a good balance between acidity and alcohol content. The vineyard and the grapes 100% tinta del pais from the estate-owned fuentecojo otero joven and la cueva vineyards surrounding our winery in anguix burgos. They are planted on silt loam soils located at an altitude close to 780 meters above sea level. Winemaking and ageing we took advantage of cool morning temperatures to manually pick the grapes and carefully take them to the winery where they were painstakingly inspected at the sorting table. After gentle destemming and crushing the grapes were placed in tanks where they underwent alcoholic fermentation at a temperature below 28 °c. After 16 days of fermentation and maceration 80% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in french oak barrels with weekly battonages for two months. The wine was aged for 22 months in french oak barrels 70% in new wood and the rest in barrels with two wines. We racked this wine three times employing traditional methods and bottled it in march 2016. Tasting notes bright cherry-red with medium-high depth and a garnet-red background. The nose discloses a wide aromatic range and strong intensity. Ripe red fruit mild aromas of underbrush and a spicy background with hints of fine wood cedar balsam coffee and liquorice. In the mouth the power and balance of ribera del duero appears together with pleasant tamed well-rounded tannins. With a broad aftertaste the new aster crianza vintage will become more rounded in the bottle over time. We particularly recommend it to enjoy with charbroiled meat large game lamb and cured cheese. ” – aster
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