Bodegas Áster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2019
Consistency and elegance. Ribera del Duero personality.
VINEYARD, GRAPES & AGEING
100% Tinta del País from our Fuentecojo, La Cueva and Otero Joven vineyards surrounding the winery in Anguix, Burgos. They are planted on silt-loam soils at 780m elevation.
We began the harvest on 8 October, making the most of the cool mornings. When the grapes were perfectly ripe, we selected and hand-picked the finest bunches in the vineyard and placed them in 20 kg boxes.
After gentle destemming and crushing, the grapes underwent alcoholic fermentation. After 19 days fermenting and macerating, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels with weekly lees stirring over a two-month period.
The wine was aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels (75%) and the rest in second-use French oak vessels. The wine was racked three times employing traditional methods and bottled in May 2021.
Recommended with appetizers, vegetables and rice dishes. Poultry and game birds. Fish stews. Mature cheese. Roast lamb and suckling lamb.