Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Aster Crianza 2016
100% Tinta del País from the estate-owned Fuentecojo, Otero, Joven and La Cueva vineyards surrounding the winery in Anguix, Burgos.
Deep, dark cherry red, almost black; clean and bright.
Very intense forest berry nose, with, redcurrants, blackberries, violets and fennel leading to a complex background of sweet spices, bay leaves, black olives, liquorice, cedar, incense, tobacco leaves and cocoa powder.
Powerful, in the mouth, with great structure and balance; mineral, with a pleasant acidity and creamy tannins providing a delectable, elegant mouthfeel. Long aftertaste with ripe dark fruit, liquorice and bakery notes that leave marked, pleasant final sensations.
An elegant Ribera del Duero which pairs well with roasts, spicy stews and aged cheeses.