GRAPE: Tinto fino 100%
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO.
VINIFICATION: 100% tinto fino from bush vines. Sustainable farming. Grapes are hand sorted. Gravity fed into 50hl vat where fermentation takes place with native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, aged on the fine lees for 18 months in new, extra fine grain French oak barrels.
Christina impresses with its powerful nose of black fruit, spices, minerals, and toasty notes, with hints of forest floor, together with great balance, a lingering finish on the palate. Great power, well rounded in the maximum expression and concentration that a Tempranillo can offer while simultaneously showing soft, velvety, sweet and elegant, with intense, clean and very sweet tannins. Excellent capacity for ageing over the years.
FOOD PAIRING: It is the perfect pairing of roast lamb, suckling pig or red and white meats.
- 95 pts by Wine Enthusiast; Vntg 2019.
- 93 pts by Wine Spectator; Vntg 2019.
Despite being a relative newcomer (2000), Los Astrales is a top quality wine producer with an exceptional amount of experience, gathered by a family who have been cultivating vines for three generations: Romerade la Cruz family. Together with the prestigious winemaker: Eduardo García.
Eduardo García joined the Company in 2001 as Technical Director, giving a boost to the project with the production of the first Astrales 2001.
All vineyard of the winery is concentrated in Anguix(Burgos), village located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero.
With 29 hectares of property of Tinto Fino grapes that allow complete self-sufficiency and controlled top quality production with 150,000 bottles per year on average.
The last milestone is the incorporation of José Hidalgo Togoresas, Technical Director in 2013. José Hidalgo, is one of the most recognized winemakers in Spain and author of the “Viticulture and Oenology Treaty”, the text used in most Oenology Schools of Spain and Latin America.