Áster - Crianza
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Region: Spain / Ribera del Duero
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Fuentecojo, Otero Joven, La Cueva.
Soils: Loamy soils.
Harvest: By hand in the early hours of the morning.
Vinification: Gentle de-stemming and pressing. Pre-fermentative maceration for a few days. Alcoholic fermentation in tanks.
Aging: In French oak barrels for 22 months, with weekly battonages.
Color: Black cherry color, clean and shiny, high layer.
Nose: Aromas of ripe berries, redcurrants, blackberries, violet flowers and fennel, with a complex background of sweet spices, laurel, black olive, licorice, cedar, incense, tobacco leaf, and cocoa powder.
Palate: Powerful with a great structure and balance, mineral, with a pleasant acidity and creamy tannins. Long finish with notes of ripe black fruits and licorice.
Food pairing: Roasts and spicy stews. Grilled meats. Smoked and cured cheeses.