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Áster Finca El Otero

Áster Finca El Otero
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Áster Finca El Otero
Red wine Reserva. 15 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Áster Finca El Otero

  • Áster Finca El Otero 2014
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    • Decántalo 91
    • Parker 92
    • Peñin 93
    • Suckling 95
  • Áster Finca El Otero 2014
    • Decántalo: 91
    • Parker: 92
    • Peñin: 93
    • Suckling: 95
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Characteristics of Áster Finca El Otero

Áster Finca El Otero is a red wine from D.O Ribera del Duero produced by the winery Áster, belonging to the well-known group, La Rioja Alta.

Áster Finca El Otero is produced from the varietal Tinta del Pais, a typical varietal from Ribera del Duero, with the grapes originating from a small parcel of 4 hectares, Finca el otero. The vines are planted on gentle slopes with poor soils and a very low yielding harvest.

The process of production begins by a selection of the best grapes on arrival to the winery. The process of alcoholic fermentation takes place for 16 days, and then a malolactic fermentation for 3 months in French oak barrels, with a weekly bâtonnage of its lees.

Áster Finca El Otero is aged for 15 months in new French oak barrels, applying two racking processes in this time period.

A great wine form the Ribera del Duero, originating from a small plot of land, from a low harvest production. And with the seal of quality from the group, Rioja Alta.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Serve at 17ºC
Pairing
White meat with sauce, Game birds, Poultry

Tasting notes Áster Finca El Otero

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.
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.
Sight Beautiful cherry red, attractive on the eye, with a deep, intense purple border.
Nose On the nose it is very expressive. Predominance of ripened black fruit combined with spicy and balsamic notes. Pleasant memories of ageing in the barrel with smooth toasted tones, toffee and mocha. Taste Áster Finca El Otero is a full bodied wine, good body.
Tasty, with very good structure and balance. Notable presence of tannins but polished. Intense black fruit.
Long aftertaste with mineral, black liquorice and spicy memories.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Suckling 95
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 93

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
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    01/03/17 Áster Finca El Otero 2010 Fantastic red wine, will order more
    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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    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.

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