Áster Finca El Otero originated from the only estate that La Rioja Alta found under plantation in Anguix (Burgos), when it acquired Bodegas Áster in the Ribera del Duero. These are vineyards of Tinta Fina, planted in 1961, which reflect perfectly the characteristics of this unique and distinguished terroir. As regards the wine, it was the first Áster to undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Violet rim / Bright / Deeply-coloured|
|Fruity / Mineral notes / Toasty notes / Hardwoods|
|Enveloping / Balanced / Silky / Ageing notes / Well-integrated wood / Fruit notes|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2010||93 PK||93 PN|
|2006||92 PK||91 PN|
Really fine and delicious, I bought six and then another 12 quite soon after. 2012 very good indeed - a deep tasting Tempranillo from Duero.
very nice ribera
great full body wine very nice superb aftertaste. Could finish a whole bottle. Great on its own or with food. definitely One to try again
Great wine - starts by being dark and beautiful in appearance and the taste is very much in line with the good looks.
This wine starts by being a most beautiful deep colour. The taste is also beautiful and deep - really like it.
Ribera del Duero
Ein üppiger Wein mit dunklem Rubinrot im Glas. Komplex und vielversprechend, soll noch ein paar Jahre im Keller verbleiben. Dann wird er wunderbar.
This is the La Rioja Alta wineries’ enterprise in the Ribera del Duero. Bearing the name of a harvest flower, Áster is an undertaking that looks to modernity and an avant-garde style for producing wines with characteristics typical of the area but with their own particular touch of elegance. Bodegas Áster belongs to the La Rioja Alta Group, which also includes the Rioja wineries, La Rioja Alta and Torre de Oña, and Lagar de Fornelos, in the Rías...