Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Celeste Reserva, DO Ribera del Duero – 2016

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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

    • Medium or fine-textured soils that are rich in carbonates and developed on hillsides over Miocene limestone and marl formations.

  • 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

    • Fermentation: In temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. 1 week approximately, 25-30°C
    • Maceration: 15-20 days
    • Malolactic: Malolactic fermentation in new oak
    • Aging: 2 months of lees aging
    • Barrel Aging: During 15 months in French and American oak (40% new barrel)
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 21 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Available Formats: 300 cl, 150 cl and 75 cl
    • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
    • TA: 5.4 g/L (tartaric a.)
    • p H: 3.77
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 7-10 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Serving Suggestions: The wine's smooth tannic and fruit properties pair wonderfully with a wide variety of meat dishes, including roasts and wild game. Best served at 14–16°C.