Astrales Luma 2016

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  • Grape Variety: Tinto Fino 100%
  • Alcohol Content: 15% vol.
  • Vineyards Location: Vineyards of bush vines from our oldest plantations in the municipality of Anguix.
  • Type of soil: Clay-calcareous and stony.
  • Yields: 3.000 Kg/ha
  • Vinification: Grapes are hand sorted. Gravity fed into 10h1. vat where the natural yeasts on the skins trigger the fermentation process. Fermentation and maceration for 15 days.
  • Ageing: Malolactic fermentation in barrel, aged on the fine lees for 30 months in new, extra-fine-grain French oak barrels, followed by at least another 12 months ageing in the bottle.

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Vintage 2016

A vintage of great quality for Los Astrales, marked by a mild and relatively dry winter, a fresh and wet start to spring that caused a small delay in bud-break. There were no significant spring frosts, nor relevant summer storms. June and July had higher temperatures than usual and a slight drought, which provided a healthy, and wellbalanced harvest with excellent maturity.

Tasting Notes

Luma 2016, a plant from the Myrtle fannily, rustic but with very aromatic flowers, which expresses the character of this wine from very old vines. Powerfu I nose of black and red fruits, spicy, mineral and floral aromas. Wonderful balance, a lingering finish on the palate, powerful but elegant,with firm, sweet and fine tannins. Allowing excellent ageing overthe conning years.