Bodegas Aster

In the 1990s, La Rioja Alta decided to try their luck in the Ribera del Duero, where terroir and microclimate meet to invite the utmost expression of the Tempranillo grape. They sought the best possible site following the advice of the Denomination's best growers and different academic experts. Also, La Rioja Alta studied and analysed the soil, grapes and weather of many different subzones. Anguix (Burgos) was finally selected as the ideal location and in 1991 they planted the vineyard on land that was purchased the previous year. They chose to name this new venture Bodegas Aster after a Spanish flower that blooms at harvest.

The grapes from the first seven harvests were sold. In 2000, having verified the quality of the vineyard and the grapes, a winery was built representing a perfect combination of cutting-edge wine-making technology and timeless elegance in design. That year saw the creation of the first Áster offering.

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Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
WIne Advocate 90 "The classical textbook 2014 Crianza has very good integration of the oak and juicy fruit, which is ripe without excess. 100,000 bottle"  Wine Spectator 89 "Berry and cherry flavors are bright and fresh in this focused red. Vanilla, floral and licorice notes add interest. Light,
Item Number: 31979
Case: $227.40

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The straightforward and fruit-driven 2013 Crianza is a classical Ribera del Duero: clean, modern and with nicely integrated oak. It's pure Tempranillo aged in French oak (70% new) for 22 months. The palate is approachable, balanced and fresh, very good for the year. 100,000

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2011 Crianza from Áster has a clean nose of ripe black fruit without excess, quite restrained for such a warm vintage. It has some lactic notes, nicely integrated oak, and a pinch of spices and smoke, classic Ribera. The palate is lush and round, with fine tannins and very

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2010
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Bright purple. Sexy, oak-spiced dark berries and cherry on the perfumed nose. Sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors are lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity, showing very good depth. A spine of juicy acidity firms things up on the penetrating finish, which features

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Dense yet racy, this red delivers rich flavors of cherry, licorice and mineral that are deep yet fresh, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic-scented acidity. Harmonious and lively. Drink now through 2021. 12,500 cases made. –TM"  " A dry winter and a particularly