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Áster Crianza

Áster Crianza
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Áster Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 22 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Áster Crianza

  • Áster Crianza 2014
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    10,12 €/u
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    • Decántalo 90
    • Parker 90
    • Peñin 91
  • Áster Crianza 2014
    • Decántalo: 90
    • Parker: 90
    • Peñin: 91
    10,54
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    10,12 €/u
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  • Áster Crianza Magnum 2014
    Magnum 1,5 l.
    18,10

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    • Decántalo 90
    • Parker 90
    • Peñin 91
  • Áster Crianza Magnum 2014
    Magnum 1,5 l.
    • Decántalo: 90
    • Parker: 90
    • Peñin: 91
    18,10
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Characteristics of Áster Crianza

Áster Crianza is a red wine from the Ribera del Duero region produced by the Áster winery, which belongs to the Grupo La Rioja Alta. Áster Crianza is made using only the Tinta del País (Tempranillo) grape variety.

Áster Crianza comes from grapes taken from the plots Fuentecojo and El Caño, which are situated around the winery and at 780 metres above sea level.

The harvest is then carried out manuelly using boxes of 20kg capacity. The grapes are selected at the vineyard, then after at the winery too.

After the grapes have been stemmed and pressed, they alcoholically ferment in stainless steel tanks for 14 days.

Three quarters of the wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels for several years, performing ‘battonages’ daily for two months.

Áster Crianza is then aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels (70%) and the rest (30%) in French oak barrels with two wines.


The Áster winey is located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. The facilities are modern and avant-garde and often very pleasantly surprise visitors.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Serve at 17ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Small game, Grilled red meats, Roasted red meats, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Áster Crianza

After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
This was a complicated year. Although the sprouting of the vines was slightly early, the low temperatures recorded during the spring delayed the growth cycle, which no longer recovered in the summer, despite having a warm month of July. The harvest was carried out at a fast pace, and with the extra effort of the viticulturers, who discarded the fruit that did not meet the optimal conditions. This way, they made sure that they avoided the probable effect of the botrytis attacks due to the rains they had around this time. The wines from this vintage, rated as a good one, offer good colour intensity, great fruit expression and a lot of freshness.
Regarding climate, the 2012 vintage started with the sprouting of the vines in the beginning of spring with the cooler temperatures. In May, generous rainfall and high temperatures gave way to a generalised drought throughout the summer. Luckily, the rains started at the onset of the ripening. The precipitations at the beginning of October, and the nice temperatures during the harvest, resulted in the a uniform phenolic ripening. The wines from this vintage have a good alcoholic strength, balanced by moderate levels of acidity, with a good colour and phenolic intensity, and a suitable level of tannins, all important features for a perfect ageing.
After a predictable winter, the weather changed in spring. Temperatures were higher than normal, which caused an early start of the grapes’ ripening cycle. The normal course of the climate at the end of spring and at the beginning of the summer, allowed the vines to recover their usual pace, and the veraison took place on the expected dates. The beginning of the harvest was slightly early due to the strong heat the grapes suffered during their ripening. However, the nice weather throughout the harvest, without rain or frost, provided grapes with an impeccable health. Wines from the 2011 vintage have a slightly higher alcohol strength than usual, with a perfect balance thanks to their natural acidity, concentration of colour and phenolic richness. For all these reasons, this vintage has been classified as excellent, offering high-quality young wines, and wines with the ideal features for their ageing.
2010 started with heavy frosts in winter and spring, causing a delay in the commencement of the growth cycle. Above all, this situation marked the vintage with a low yield harvest. This delay of the growth cycle was offset by a slightly mild but good ripening. This fact resulted in wines with greater structure, floral wines with very ripe fruit in compote, a little less acid than the 2009 vintage, but with an excellent quality and with a long life ahead. The low production and the excellent ripening helped classify this vintage as excellent.
Sight An intense dark cherry red colour. Medium-high robe with a rosy edge. Nose Very intense in the nose, with a nice aroma of undergrowth, blueberries, cedar, liquorice and cloves. Taste Powerful and balanced with a good acidity. Its tannins make this wine nice and unctuous. A spicy, tasty aftertaste with toasted notes from its ageing in the barrel.
Sight Intense dark cherry red colour. Medium-high robe with rosy edge. Nose In the nose, it is very intense wine with pleasant undergrowth, blueberries, cedar, liquorice and nail aromas. Taste In the mouth, it is a powerful, well-balanced wine with a great acidity. Its tannins provide a pleasant greasiness. Spiced and tasty aftertaste, with toasted notes from its ageing in barrels.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Cherry color with pink trim.
Nose Cool in aroma and clean, with good integration of notes of blackberries and ripe currants and spicy notes.
Taste In the mouth it is structured, balanced, with marked tannins. Wine that fills the mouth.
Sight Red clean wild cherry, shiny pink trim accented on the edge of the cup. Nose Ripe aromas, intense, complex and elegant with a bouquet made up of black fruit aromas of underbrush, licorice, leather and cinnamon. Taste Mouth is fleshy, round, easy passage through the palate, balanced acidity and alcohol, with sweet tannins. Round and balanced Ribera with a long aftertaste that remembers the property of origin.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Parker 90
  • Parker 90
  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 89
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 82

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
Super safe packaging
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Production area D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Áster

Ribera del Duero wine is one of the most prestigious wines in Spain. Red wines made with Tinto Fino variety grapes, with highly complex aromas, fine on the palate and with a great storage capacity. The wines of Ribera del Duero present a perfect balance between the vividness of the fruit and the refinement of the wood, which has led to them obtaining a well-deserved international acclaim.

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    Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Frutos Villar. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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    • Peñin 90
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    Red wine Crianza. 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Tábula. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Tempranillo.

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    • Decántalo 92
    • Parker 89
    • Peñin 93
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Áster is the dream fulfilment of the family of La Rioja Alta, made a reality in Ribera del Duero. Unique and exclusive wines, produced in exceptional vintages and with the accent of the modern wines of Ribera del Duero. A unique place that enjoys an undoubted potential for the production of wines, which are capable of transmitting, just as in the great "châteaux", the unique characteristics of a privileged land: serenity, elegance, terroir and timelessness.

Other wines from the winery Áster

  • Áster Crianza Magnum 2014

    Red wine Crianza. 22 months in French oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Áster. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta del Pais.

    Magnum 1,5 l.
    • Decántalo 90
    • Parker 90
    • Peñin 91
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  • Áster Finca El Otero 2014

    Red wine Reserva. 15 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Áster. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta del Pais.

    • Decántalo 91
    • Parker 92
    • Peñin 93
    • Suckling 95
    24,38
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