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Astrales

Astrales
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Astrales
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Astrales

  • Astrales 2015
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Characteristics of Astrales

Astrales is a red wine produced en the Ribera del Duero region by the Astrales winery. The winery is in the hands of the Romera de la Cruz family, currently the third generation of viticultors and of Eduardo García, son of the famous oenologist Mariano García, the man behind wines such as Aalto, San Román or Mauro.

Astrales is made using only the Tinta Fina (100%) grape, the most common variety of the Ribera del Duero region. The grapes come from old vines which are between 25 and 80 years old, which are divided between several farms.

The harvest is done manually and the grapes are transferred to the winery in small boxes of 12kg. After a short maceration takes place, fermentation takes place using yeast taken from the vineyard.

Astrales is then aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, which are 30% rennovated every vintage. It is then racked twice during this time.

Upon completion of aging, Astrales is clarified with egg white and bottled unfiltered.

Astrales is a red wine from the Ribera del Duero which breaks away from the stereotypes of the area. It offers a great balance between fruit and wood.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Serve at 15ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Stews, Game birds, White roasted meat, Beans and pulses, Roasted red meats, Mature cheese, Game animals, Roasted lamb, Roasted chicken

Tasting notes Astrales

The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
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.
Sight Picota cherry colour, high robe, with purpleish hues. Clean and bright. Pretty, dense, slow-falling tears stain the glass. Nose High intensity, clean and direct. Fresh, tart, ripe and even liquorice red fruit accompanied by roasted, creamy, mineral touches. When opened out, these aromas evolve adding spicy and floral notes. Complex and elegant. Taste On the palate this red wine is powerful, juicy and elegant. Silky and tasty with an intense fruity flavor full of smoky and spicy hints. Very good acidity. Intense and ripe tannins. Long and very persistent finish.
Sight Picota cherry colour, high robe, with purpleish hues. Clean and bright. Pretty, dense, slow-falling tears stain the glass. Nose High intensity, clean and direct. Fresh, tart, ripe and even liquorice red fruit accompanied by roasted, creamy, mineral touches. When opened out, these aromas evolve adding spicy and floral notes. Complex and elegant. Taste On the palate this red wine is powerful, juicy and elegant. Silky and tasty with an intense fruity flavor full of smoky and spicy hints. Very good acidity. Intense and ripe tannins. Long and very persistent finish.
Sight Deep cherry red, with high robe and violet trims. Dense legs, which slid slowly through the glass. Nose Intense and strong. The notes of fruit (especially red) show many nuances of freshness, acidicity, maturity and even a touch of licorice. They emerge along with toasted, lactic and mineral touches. When it opens up, these aromas evolve and spicy and floral are added to the bucquet. Complex and elegant nose. Taste Powerful, juicy and elegant wine. Wide attack in which the wine fills the mouth. Silky and tasty mid palate, with an intense load of fruit, full of smoky and spicy notes. Tannins are well integrated (they will finish polished as time goes by). Creamy, fresh and warm, complex. Long and very persistent.
Sight Deep cherry red, with high robe and violet trims. Dense legs, which slid slowly through the glass. Nose Intense and strong. The notes of fruit (especially red) show many nuances of freshness, acidicity, maturity and even a touch of licorice. They emerge along with toasted, lactic and mineral touches. When it opens up, these aromas evolve and spicy and floral are added to the bucquet. Complex and elegant nose. Taste Powerful, juicy and elegant wine. Wide attack in which the wine fills the mouth. Silky and tasty mid palate, with an intense load of fruit, full of smoky and spicy notes. Tannins are well integrated (they will finish polished as time goes by). Creamy, fresh and warm, complex. Long and very persistent.

Ratings

  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 88
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 91

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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Production area D.O. Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero is a Denomination of Origin located on the northern plateau, bathed by the waters of the River Duero, where they produce delicious and recognised red wines with great complexity made from the Trinto Fino grape variety.

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