Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Celeste Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • Celeste is born 895 meters above sea level, where the vines and the sky form a magical connection, resulting in a wine filled with the freshness, emotion, and intensity of a starry night.

  • The Estate

    • Ribera del Duero
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Notes on the soil types of the Páramo plateau (Fompedraza). The Fompedraza vineyard lies in the mid-eastern section of the Duero River Valley, near the town of Fompedraza and the Durantón River. This tributary of the Duero meets the latter in the area around Peñafiel. The area’s topography is gentle, characterized by high plateaus traversed by steep, narrow valleys that give the region its distinctive morphology. The area is located at 900 meters above sea level, which has a significant influence on the region’s climate and winegrowing. The area shows a predominance of Tertiary and Quaternary continental deposits. Specifically, the vineyard sits atop deposits from the Upper Miocene and Quaternary periods. The predominant Upper Miocene lithology is based on grey limestone interspersed with marl, whereas the Quaternary areas are mostly composed of clay. The soils that formed on top of these materials tend to exhibit medium to fine textures and are very rich in carbonate.

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2015 harvest saw a mild winter followed by late spring frost that reduced crop levels. The summer was very hot, and dry stable weather marked the harvest season. Tempranillo achieved optimal ripeness, producing very healthy highquality grapes.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature. 1 week approximately, 25-30°C
    • Maceration: 15-20 days
    • Malolactic: A high percentage of the wine undergoes partial malolactic fermentation in new barrels,
    • Barrel Aging: During 12 months in French and American oak (20% new barrel)
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 12 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Available Formats: 300 cl, 150 cl and 75 cl
    • Alcohol: 14.5% vol
    • TA: 5 g/L (tartaric a.)
    • p H: 3.75
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 3-7 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Cherry red color with garnet highlights. Delicious, voluptuous aroma of very ripe black fruit (blueberries) with fine roasted coffee and dried fruit (dried plum) notes. Dense, fleshy, with sensuous flavor sensations that are impressively persistent.

    • Serving Suggestions: Given the wine's tannin and fruit characteristics, it pairs beautifully with a wide variety of meat dishes. Serve at 14–16°C.