Red Wine Áster Finca El Otero 2016

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Old-vines Tinta del País aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta del Pais,
Wineries: Bodega Áster
ñ 94 92 93

Availability: In stock

€27.50
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Produced by Bodega Áster, Finca El Otero is a single vineyard varietal Spanish red wine from Ribera del Duero.

It is made from Tinta del País grapes coming from a 7.5-hectare plot planted in 1961 in the town of Anguix, near the city of Burgos.

Harvested by hand at their optimal ripening level, the grapes were cold-macerated for 3 days, destemmed, gently crushed and fermented for 14 days in stainless steel tanks. After that, this Crianza red wine was transferred into French oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation for 3 months, with weekly lees stirrings.

After that, Áster Finca El Otero 2016 was aged in new French oak barrels for a period of 16 months.

Decant some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Áster Finca el Otero has an intense, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Intense notes of ripe red berries, followed by aromas of toast, some spicy touches, a dash of black pepper and remembrances of burnt sugar. On the background, this varietal Tinta del País insinuates notions of menthol, balsam and violets.

Palate

This crianza red wine from Bodega Áster is bold, meaty and well-structured, with a very good acidity and delicious tannins. Notes of toast, cocoa, blue flowers, chocolate, blackcurrants and dry earth. Long, elegant finish with some balsamic and toasted remembrances.

Our personal opinion

An excellent wine, Áster Finca El Otero 2016 is powerful, balanced and complex. A purebred Ribera del Duero.

OTHER VINTAGES

Áster Finca El Otero 2012:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 92.

Áster Finca El Otero 2010:

Parker 93. Peñín 93. Proensa 96. Enterwine 93.

Áster Finca el Otero 2009:

Peñín 94. Parker 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides T.Atkin 94.
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Paté, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stew, Stews, Stuffed Chicken
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Yeah! The wine has a tight body, but at the same time is smooth and caressing to the palate. A fine Tempranillo.
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