D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
The new Austum Tinto vintage is a wine from D.O. Ribera del Duero produced by Bodegas Tionio, a winery founded in 1995 and owned by Grupo Parxet. It is situated on the La Asperilla estate, in the town of Peñafiel.
The climate of this area is continental and characterised by the great contrast in temperatures between the seasons.
This wine is a single variety Tinta Fina(Tempranillo) grape grown on vineyards planted at 850 metres above sea level on sandy and gravelly soils with layers of limestone and marl.
Both the harvest and the selection on the table is done completely by hand.
As for the production, after the destemming, there is a cold maceration of the must at a controlled temperature 6-8ºC for 5 days in order to strengthen the aromatic characteristics of the varieties.
Finally, Austum Tinto undergoes an aging for 6 months in new Allier and American oak barrels.