The La Asperilla estate is located at an altitude of 850 metres above sea level in the town of Peñafiel, in the heart of the northern Spanish province of Valladolid. The estate comprises 18 hectares of organically farmed Tinta Fina vineyards planted in 1994.
This is the birthplace of Austum ecológico. This Spanish organic red wine comes from low-yielding vines that produce grapes with high concentrations of phenolic compounds, which give the wine a bolder structure and a more intense colour.
Owned by Bodega Tionio, a brand of the Catalan Parxet Group, the vines grow in soils composed of sand and gravel, along with some parts of limestone and loam. Climate in that zone of Ribera del Duero is Continental, with harsh winters and cold summers.
Human intervention there is reduced to a minimum. No chemicals are used in order to prevent diseases and plagues. When used, all fertilizers are of animal origin.
Selected and destemmed, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
Finally, Austum 2016 was aged for 6 months in fine grain French oak barrels from Allier.
The organic red wine Austum has a young, bright cherry colour with a violet rim.
This varietal Tinta Fina from Ribera del Duero exhibits a medium-high aromatic intensity typical of a young wine. Notes of violets, wild berries, toast and spices.
Fresh and pleasant, this organic red wine by Bodegas Tionio-Parxet Group has a nimble palate, though one not lacking a certain structure. We find some floral and spicy remembrances, along with ripe, sweet tannins, a good acidity and a long, slightly mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
From the very heart of Ribera del Duero, Austum 2016 is fresh, pure and straightforward. A highly drinkable organic Ribera.
Peñín 91. Enterwine 90.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Cod, Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Sautéed vegitables, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
I've been looking for an organic Ribera for a long time. This is just what I needed!!