Astrales Christina 2013

Region: Ribera del Duero D.O.

Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino
Vintage: 2013
Color: Red

This wine is produced from a selection of best grapes from the 90 year old Fuente Santa vineyard. They come from lower yielding vines averaging 3,500 kg/ha. All grapes were manually harvested into small boxes. The wine was fermented in a 5,000 kg wooden vat with native yeasts and saw 15 days contact with skins. After fermentation the wine was racked to oak barrels and underwent a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 20 months in 100% New French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered and without clarification.


Publication Score Comments
Vinous 93 (sourced from vines that are reportedly over 90 years old; aged in new French oak barrels for 20 months) Inky ruby. Expansive, smoke-accented aromas of cassis, cherry, mocha and licorice; a suave floral nuance builds in the glass. Appealingly sweet and expressive, offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit, vanilla and lavender pastille flavors and a touch of spicecake. Shows excellent focus and powerful thrust on a long, sappy finish framed by harmonious, slow-mounting tannins.
Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017 91 “Fresh and intense nose of mint, strawberries and plums with hints of cloves and tar. Full to medium body, soft tannins and a long, clean and flavorful finish. Drink now.”
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wine Spectator 91 Floral and vanilla notes accent a core of black cherry and currant fruit in this sleek red. Bright acidity balances firm tannins, which give way to a spicy finish. The best of three bottles tasted. Drink now through 2023.
August 31, 2016