Wines

Astrales Christina 2013

Region: Ribera del Duero D.O.
Winery: ASTRALES, BODEGAS LOS

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.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
jamessuckling.com 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.”
Galicia, Canary Islands lead the charge on Spain’s bright future
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