Red Wine Áster Finca El Otero 2016
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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.
The wine Áster Finca el Otero has an intense, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
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.
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.
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.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|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|