Maximum expression of a Tempranillo
- Grape variety: Tinto Fino 100%.
- Alcohol content: 15.5% vol.
- Vineyard location: old vines mainly in Anguix, average age of vines 45 years.
- Type of soil: Clay-calcareous and stony.
- Yields: 3,500 kg/ha.
- Vinification: Grapes are hand sorted. Gravity fed into 50hl vats where fermentation
takes place with native yeasts. Fermentation and maceration for 15 days. It contains sulfites.
- Ageing: 18 months in mainly French oak barrels.
The 2018 campaign was characterized by a cold and dry start to the
winter, with the soils showing a scarce water reserve carried over from the
previous year, with the expected rains appearing at the beginning of spring with abundant rainfall, which loaded the soils with this element. Budding came somewhat later than normal, with a cool end to spring, which caused a delay in the vegetative cycle. At the beginning of the summer, temperatures rose, and rainfall ceased, followed by August and September with high temperatures and a few isolated storms without consequences, which managed to compensate for the delay in ripening, with the vines being harvested in optimum conditions of health and ripeness.
Astrales 2018 stands out for its powerful nose of black fruits, spices, balsamics
and toast, with a great balance, a lingering finish on the palate, a vintage of great intensity and backbone, finishing with a firm and fine tannicity, allowing excellent ageing over the coming years.
Fresher, more balanced and richer in nuances
- Grape Variety: Tinto Fino 100%
- Alcohol Content: 15% vol.
- Vineyards Location: Anguix (Burgos), average of the vines 45 years.
- Type of Soil: Clay – calcareous and stony.
- Yield: 3.500 Kg per ha.
- Production Process: Grapes are hand sorted. Gravity fed into 50hl vats where fermentation takes place with native yeasts. Fermentation and maceration for 15 days.
- Ageing: 18 months mainly in French oak barrels.
- Date of bottling: July 2019
The winter began quite cold, with the wood of the vines parched, the weather changed in February to higher temperatures than usual, that caused an early sprouting of the vines. A severe frost occurred at the end of April resulting in a significant decrease in production and a delay in the vegetative cycle. From then on, temperatures and rainfall conditions were excellent for the development and maturation of the grapes, achieving a harvest of extraordinary quality, although leaving the harvest in short supply.
Astrales 2017 stands out for its intense nose of black fruits, spice, balsamic and toast, with great balance, a lingering finish on the palate, great intensity and backbone, finishing with a firm and fine tannicity, allowing excellent ageing over the coming years.