Áster was conceived with all the enthusiasm, wisdom and patience that were necessary. To find the most appropriate estate, we sought both the counsel of the old growers in the area and the advice of professors of viticulture.
Red Wine Crianza, 12 months in french oak barrels
Red Wine Crianza, 22 months in french oak barrels
Áster was conceived with all the enthusiasm, wisdom and patience that were necessary. To find the most appropriate estate, we sought both the counsel of the old growers in the area and the advice of professors of viticulture. We studied and analysed soils, grapes and climates in different sub-areas. Finally, Anguix, Burgos proved to be the ideal location.
After several years of studies, we started our project in Ribera del Duero with the acquisition of the first estate in Anguix, which was planted a year later. The grapes of the first six harvests were sold.
"We were looking for the perfect place to make a great wine in Ribera del Duero. With patience and enthusiasm we found the ideal location in the area of Anguix, Burgos, where we could plant almost 80 hectares of Tinta del País and build an elegant winery fitted with the latest technology and with ample winemaking flexibility. These were the beginnings of a project which has improved the knowledge of the estate one harvest after another, until achieving its goal of making wines with that particular character only found in terroir wines. Each vintage is a faithful reflection of its plot of origin and the special characteristics of our grapes."
Their vineyards are at an altitude of 830 m above sea level. They are located around the winery in the municipalities of La Horra and Anguix and cover 95 hectares, of which 76 were planted in 1991 and are currently in full production. The grape variety employed is Tinta del País. It is trained on espaliers with double cordon pruning. Each harvest, the grapes are picked one plot at a time. Production figures are under 4,000 kg per hectare and the clusters are subjected to a manual selection process.