Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Celeste Reserva, DO Ribera del Duero — 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Celeste is born 895 meters (2,937 feet) 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Ribera del Duero
    • Soil: Medium or fine-textured soils that are rich in carbonates and developed on hillsides over Miocene limestone and marl formations.
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2018 vintage had a dry winter with slightly lower minimum temperatures than in previous years and a mild and very rainy spring. Precipitation levels for the year were higher than the region’s historical average. Frost events in May affected mostly the earlier vineyards in the province of Valladolid, with a slight decrease in quantity, but the vineyard recovered completely. The summer was mild and less extreme than in previous years, which meant the harvest began later, and fruit maturation proceeded at a slower and more gradual pace than usual.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and cement tanks. Malolactic fermentation is completed in predominately new barrels, then aged on lees for 2 months.
    • Aging: Aged for 16 months in French and American oak (40% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo); from vineyards up to 80 years old
    • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
    • TA: 5.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.6
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Opaque, dark cherry red. The wine has a strong personality and is richly aromatic with notes of blueberries and undertones of spices such as clove. It also has a sublime note of fine wood reminiscent of cedar and incense. The palate is interesting, with very fine, tightly woven tannins that are fragrant as the wine unfolds in the mouth, and it is very persistent. The emphasis is on elegance rather than power, and this is the result of careful oak aging.



  • Celeste Reserva, DO Ribera del Duero — 2018 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    "Red and black plums and blue fruit on the nose, together with some vanilla, sweet spice, blue flowers and tobacco. A very juicy, medium-bodied red, showing a bright and refined center-palate that lingers to a very long, spicy finish. "

  • Celeste Reserva, DO Ribera del Duero — 2018 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    “This dark garnet wine features aromas of cherry, milk chocolate and coffee bean. Coffee notes transition to the palate plus flavors of black cherry, purple fig, dark chocolate, roasted red pepper and herbes de Provence. Dense tannins briefly settle onto the tongue and gums and are washed away by bright fruit.”