Wine By The Bottle
Current View: Spanish Reds
Bottle Price: $49.00
Bin: 501
Name: Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza
Vintage: 2013
Region: Ribera del Duero DO, Spain - 100% Tinta del Pais
Varietal: Spanish Reds
Producer: Aster
Country: Spain

Tasting Notes: Intense, deep, dark-cherry red; clean and bright. The still glass evinces penetrating aromas, with outstanding balsamic, spicy notes of fine wood. After swirling, these lead to intense notes of dark forest berries —ripe blueberries and blackberries— against a background of black pepper, liquorice, cloves and roasted coffee. Broad structure, balanced acidity and elegant, fine, ripe tannins. Aftertaste with spicy notes of wood, cloves and black pepper. Pairing
Galaxy Notes: 100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo) 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. We picked the grapes manually, very early in the morning, taking advantage of the cold of the first hours of the day to preserve the integrity of the grape clusters until they arrive at the winery sorting table. The clusters were stemmed and crushed and then put in tanks, where natural alcoholic fermentation took 14 days. 80% of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels with several years' use, with weekly bâttonages over two months. The wine was aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels (70%) and the rest in French oak barrels with two wines. We racked the wine three times employing traditional methods.
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