Astrales Christina 2014

Region: Ribera del Duero D.O.

Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino
Vintage: 2014
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 18 months in 100% New French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered and without clarification.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 93 The Tempranillo grapes used for the 2014 Christina reached 15% alcohol in a ripe vintage like this. It's a heady, powerful and generously-oaked red after 18 months in new barriques. This shows a little wilder than the regular bottling with some aromas of smoky bacon, hints of tar and ripe black fruit. It's powerful and concentrated with spicy oak flavors, but with very good balance. 6,000 bottles were filled in June 2015. 2017 - 2022
Issue 229
March 1, 2017
Wine Spectator Insider 94 Dense and structured. Cassis and plum flavors mingle with mocha, loamy earth and black olive notes, imparting a balance of fruit and savory character. Drink now through 2030.
Wine Spectator Insider March 22, 2017