Regular pumping over was carried out during the alcoholic fermentation to extract colour and structure. The wine was then transferred to French and American oak barrels for 12 months' maturation.
The vineyards in the Duero Valley are testimony to the history of this area which was written by the shepherds and farmers who long ago lived there.
It's said that the cold nights and hot days in the highest areas of these lands perfectly combine with the mountains winds to bring back memories of the first care given to the vines already back in the 12th century. Way high up there is where the grape ripens in the silence of the starry nights. Patiently awaiting the day when its great dream will come true: to become a Ribera del Duero worthy of praise.
At 895 metres altitude you can almost touch the stars and shape the clouds. The dusk air is intense with fragrance. And the sun lights up the land in all its splendour. Here, at a height of 895 metres, Celeste is born, the Torres family’s first Ribera del Duero.
Celeste is an opulent wine brimming with fruit, body and colour: as unique as the night sky in the Ribera del Duero. Powerful. Dark cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense dark fruit aroma (wild blackberries, blueberry jam) with smoky and roasted (coffee) notes against a wonderfully elegant oaky backdrop. A serious wine with juicy tannins, velvety and round thanks to the perfume of oak aging (dried plums) A fine, smooth palate leads to a long and elegant finish.
Given its tannic and fruit properties, it pairs well with a wide variety of meat dishes, including roasts and wild game. Best served at 14-16°C.
Bin No.: 1320
Region:Ribera del Duero - Valladolid
Producer: Bodegas Torres
Vintage: 2011 Vintage
Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo
Status:Still, Vegetarian, Vegan
Body Value: E (A is light, E is full bodied)
abv: 14.5% Bottle size: 75cl
Celeste Crianza Ribera del Duero 2011 Vintage Cellars: £19.25 Enjoy in the restaurant: £25.75