£23.90/ 0.75 L btl
Áster is a key wine from La Rioja Alta, one of the biggest winemaking groups in Spain. Meticulously produced using the latest technology at their winery in Ribera del Duero, Áster Crianza is a modern and balanced wine, capable of expressing the typicity of an exceptional terroir and the elegant style the winery is known for.
What does this wine taste like?
A rounded and expressive red wine with an enviable evolution. Displaying a deep, lively and intense red colour, it delights the nose with intense aromas of dark fruit and a soothing and spicy character with notes of cocoa and coffee. It has a lively, fresh, fleshy and velvety feel in the mouth. An ideal partner for grilled meat, game, suckling lamb or hard cheese. Ideal for enjoying at any time during the next five years, Áster Crianza is an unbeatable Ribera you are sure to love.
|Quite opaque / Garnet|
|Higly aromatic / Ripe black fruit / Blackberries / Blueberries / Undergrowth / Spicy notes / Cocoa / Coffee|
|Balanced / Vibrant / Fresh / Rounded / Elegant tannins|
Drinking and storing
Grilled meat / Game / Cured Manchego cheese / Suckling lamb
Ratings and awards
|2016||92 PN||92 SK||91 TA|
|2015||91 PN||92 SK|
Very good. Refined wine. Drinks very well now. Cant think what else to add!!! At all. Mark in London. England.
This is a superb Ribera del Duero, rich and powerful, but complex and interesting too.
Normal, esperaba algo mas
Buen vino, pero tampoco excepcional, esperaba algo más viendo las referencias. De todas formas voy a dar una segunda oportunidad a otra botella que ya tengo.
Un ribera para quedar bien siempre
Nos encanta, es un vino que sorprende pero muy fácil de beber. Ideal para llevar como detalle a cualquier cena/comida.
era la primera vez que lo probaba y ha sido una opcion acertada. su color aroma y sabor me han gustado mucho
The finished wine is then left to age for 22 months in French oak; 70% of the barrels are new whereas the rest have been used twice previously.
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||22 months|
|Barrel age||New and semi-new|
|Type of wood||American and French oak|
|Surface area||87.00 hectares|
This is the La Rioja Alta wineries’ enterprise in the Ribera del Duero. Bearing the name of a harvest flower, Áster is an undertaking that looks to modernity and an avant-garde style for producing wines with characteristics typical of the area but with their own particular touch of elegance. Bodegas Áster belongs to the La Rioja Alta Group, which also includes the Rioja wineries, La Rioja Alta and Torre de Oña, and Lagar de Fornelos, in the Rías...