Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Celeste Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • Celeste Crianza was the first Spanish wine produced by the Torres family outside of Catalonia. Traditions run strong in the region of Ribera del Duero where grapes have been grown since the
      12th century.

  • The Estate

    • Ribera del Duero
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Large diurnal temperature ranges and cool mountainous winds in DO Ribera del Duero contribute to perfectly ripened Tinto Fino.

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2016 vintage saw a mild winter, followed by abundant rainfall in spring that increased the harvest. The summer was particularly hot toward the end, which delayed grape-picking slightly. The harvest unfolded without notable incident, and the grapes reached the winery in excellent condition, which has resulted in very smooth and balanced wines. Given the later harvest date, the Tinta Fina grapes were at optimal ripeness.

  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 12 months in French and American oak (20% new barrel)
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 12 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
    • TA: 5.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Celeste Crianza displays a pristine balance of fruit, body and color as unique as the night sky looking down over the region. The soft garnet hue awakens to brooding aromas of ripe black fruit, chocolate and fine roasted coffee with notes of dried plum and baking spice. Dense, fleshy and impressively persistent.