|Production||70,000 - 100,000 bottles|
£13.90/ 0.75 L btl
A wine eager to delight and with a strong personality, just like the main character in the classic Spanish novel by Fernando Rojas it is named after: mature yet fresh, romantic and bewitching.
La Celestina is one of the splendid red wines produced by the Atalayas de Golbán winery. Founded in 2004, the winery is the younger sibling of, and located beside, the historic Dominio de Atauta winery. Atalayas de Golbán wines are clear examples of the style of wine that has brought international success to Ribera del Duero. They display a wonderful personality but at very affordable prices.
What does this wine taste like?
A harmonious balance first detected in the nose is confirmed on drinking. The first taste transmits a sensation of maturity, soon balanced with its wild acidity. The measured toast flavours it gained from its time in wood add cocoa and spices to the flavours while elegant hints of violets come to the front every time you lift the glass. Its alcohol melts into notes of damp soil and liquorice, creating a wonderful drink to seduce every corner of the mouth. A long and flavoursome, complex and elegant wine, which is ideal for accompanying a wide range of elaborate dishes. In fact, we could easily imagine La Celestina on a table full of rich food in a typical inn back in the Middle Ages.
|Fresh / Stone fruit / Balsamic aromas / Liquorice|
|Intense / Balanced / Flavoursome / Complex / Long|
Drinking and storing
White meats / Lamb / Kid goat / Meat rice dishes
Ratings and awards
|2018||91 PK||91 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Have being buying wines from Ribero Del Duero for a couple of years now and try to budget around £20 per bottle, sometimes more if I am buying for a special occasion. In my experience Ribero wines offer better value than similar priced Rioja's and this wine is no exception. Don't be fooled that this is only a Crianza and won't give you the taste of Reserva's, it does and I would highly recommend this wine.
Top quality wine at a great price. Well worth the purchase and will be back for more soon.
Smoky and full body wine. Perfect for casual drinks or with duck, meat or cheese.
Fruity and substantial
This wine is very pleasant with loads of fruit and a good balance
excellent with meat
Strong wine, excellent for a barbeque, especially with T-bone
Only 30% of the barrels used for ageing are new, which allows the quality of the fruit to shine through in the final result.
|Vinification material||Stainless steel / Wood|
|Ageing period||Between 12 and 14 months|
|Barrel age||New and semi-new|
|Type of wood||French oak|
A combination of Ribera del Duero grapes are used to create La Celestina – blending the freshness and red fruit aromas from vines cultivated in San Esteban de Gormaz in the Soria province with the structure, unctuosity and riper aromas provided by grapes from Burgos. The firm cultivates 40 hectares of old vines at altitude and the lack of rainfall leads to very moderate yields and top quality fruit.
|Vine age||Between 20 and 60 years|
|Soil||Sand / Clay|
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|