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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.
Variety: Tinta del Pais
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Áster
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Reserva. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tinta del Pais
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Áster
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

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.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
White meat with sauce, Game birds, Poultry

Tasting notes Áster Finca El Otero

After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
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

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

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

2017 Very good
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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    03/01/17 Áster Finca El Otero 2010 Fantastic red wine, will order more
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Winery Áster

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