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Aalto

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In a short time Aalto has become one of the great wines of the Ribera de Duero

Aalto
Red wine Barrel. 20 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Aalto
Volume: Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Barrel. 20 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Aalto
Volume: Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Aalto

Aalto is a red wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero produced by the winery Aalto. The grapes used to produce Aalto, originate from very old wines between 40-80 years of age, and young vines. The grapes come from 2 fields owned by the winery and other distributors from 7 towns in Ribera del Duero.

The harvest is completed by hand in October. The grapes are then transported to the wines in small boxes (15kg max) to avoid the grapes breaking and loosing freshness.
The grapes are subsequently chose from an extensive search for the best quality on the sorting table.
After the various process methods, Aalto is fermented and aged for 20 months in new and semi-new French and American oak barrels.

Aalto aged very well in the bottle and can be consumed in the next 15-20 years. It is recommended to decant before serving to enjoy it to its fullest potential.
Aalto is a wine with great national and international acknowledgements. The wine has won many awards and received high scores from the most prestigious of judges.

Serve at 15.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Roasted red meats, Large game, Roasted lamb, Duck, Stew

Tasting notes Aalto

The 2017 vintage rated as "Very Good" has been characterized by being a warm and dry year. Low water reserves at the start became more severe during the months of July and August, when conditions were extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. Yet without a doubt the defining moment of the year was the frost that affected much of Ribera del Duero on April 28th, immediately following budding, resulting in weak plant mass. This affected plant growth and flowering for the entire year resulting in major production losses. This mishap was followed by some very hot months in June and July. Due to these events the wines of this year are characterized by being wines with more volume and medium acidity. Perfect to drink while young and with a good capacity for aging.
Aalto 2016 is a deep red wine that is powerful and concentrated. Another very good vintage for this extraordinary wine, which is expressed on the nose with distinction with aromas of ripe black fruit, and elegant toasted and spicy notes over a subtle mineral base note. On the plate it has a voluminous entry, is silky, with volume and structure and a very lingering and pleasant finish.
This 2015 vintage, which is qualified as excellent, is one of the essential ones to understand Aalto. An optimum degree of maturity for the extraction of elements has favoured a good ageing in the barrels. As a result, we have a wine with a concentrated profile, where the black fruit perfectly combines with the spices provided by its ageing. An essential for those who love opulent wines.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
Sight Intense cherry red, clean and bright. Nose
Taste Fresh and intense, sweet tannins and well-balanced. Persistent finish and a constant fruity reminiscence.
Sight Picota cherry colour with a good colour intensity that tints the glass. Nose Powerful and heady ripe red and black fruit aromas, vegetable notes and hints of spicy tones.
Taste Ample, powerful, ripe but with a very good acidity throughout. Fleshy and fine tannins. An extraordinarily long finish.
Sight Intense deep dark cherry colour. Well covered. Clean wine with elegant dense slow-falling tears. Nose Very intense, seductive and complex aromas. Its notes of quite ripe red and black fruit are released along with very intense noble wooden hints wrapped in a range of spicy aromas of vanilla, black chocolate, liquorice and Havana cigars. Its balsamic aromas and its subtle mineral touches round out this great wine. Taste Elegant, very tasty and concentrated wine with an excellent, very bulky attack and a silky texture. It shows a long, very intense mid palate with notes of fleshy fruit wrapped in the creaminess provided by the aromas of sweet spices, bitter cocoa and fresh liquorice. It has nice noticeable tannins, a fresh and balanced acidity and a very long and persistent finish with very pleasant toasted aromas. A concentrated, complex and friendly wine.  The pleasure of a great wine.
Sight Intense deep dark cherry colour. Well covered. Clean wine with elegant dense slow-falling tears. Nose Very intense, seductive and complex aromas. Its notes of quite ripe red and black fruit are released along with very intense noble wooden hints wrapped in a range of spicy aromas of vanilla, black chocolate, liquorice and Havana cigars. Its balsamic aromas and its subtle mineral touches round out this great wine. Taste Elegant, very tasty and concentrated wine with an excellent, very bulky attack and a silky texture. It shows a long, very intense mid palate with notes of fleshy fruit wrapped in the creaminess provided by the aromas of sweet spices, bitter cocoa and fresh liquorice. It has nice noticeable tannins, a fresh and balanced acidity and a very long and persistent finish with very pleasant toasted aromas. A concentrated, complex and friendly wine.  The pleasure of a great wine.
Sight Intense deep dark cherry colour. Well covered. Clean wine with elegant dense slow-falling tears. Nose Very intense, seductive and complex aromas. Its notes of quite ripe red and black fruit are released along with very intense noble wooden hints wrapped in a range of spicy aromas of vanilla, black chocolate, liquorice and Havana cigars. Its balsamic aromas and its subtle mineral touches round out this great wine. Taste Elegant, very tasty and concentrated wine with an excellent, very bulky attack and a silky texture. It shows a long, very intense mid palate with notes of fleshy fruit wrapped in the creaminess provided by the aromas of sweet spices, bitter cocoa and fresh liquorice. It has nice noticeable tannins, a fresh and balanced acidity and a very long and persistent finish with very pleasant toasted aromas. A concentrated, complex and friendly wine.  The pleasure of a great wine.
Sight Intense cherry colour. Bright. Dense tears. Nose Intense aromas. The good notes of wood stand out in the foreground. When it opens up, its multiple flavours become huge and complex. Many notes of black fruit are noticed along with coffee, black chocolate, licorice, tobacco and fresh balsamic touches on an elegant mineral background. A world of sensations that gradually form a rounded wine. Taste

This deep and elegant Aalto 2008 has a broad and bulky attack. It has a very tasty, smooth and fleshy mid palate, full of intense flavours, with a good presence of notes of black fruit, snuff, toffee, chocolate and licorice and a very well integrated mineral touch. Very tasty tannins, still marked but pleasant in the palate. Long and lingering finish with a balsamic and mineral aftertaste. A concentrated, complex and nice wine.

Sight Very dark, deep cherry colour, good robe. Nose

Wine of great intensity and aromatic complexity. Ripe black fruit notes appear along with complex aromas provided by the oak such as spices, roasted and liquorice.

Taste

Broad and dense attack. Aalto is a tasty wine, with a silky mid palate, and succulent flavors. Balanced and harmonious, with ripe tannins and refreshing acidity. Long and persistent.

Sight Very dark sour cherry color, high layer. Nose Intense aromas of ripe black fruit and background of toasted oak, spices and mineral notes. Taste Bodied wine, powerful and unctuous tannins.

Ratings

  • Parker 94
  • Atkin 94
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 94
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 92

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Valoraciones de productos
Reviews from customers who bought this product
  •  
    02/07/20 Aalto 2017 Recommended - very good indeed
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    18/06/20 Aalto 2017 Have not tasted it yet, need a few more years
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    06/05/20 Aalto 2017 Perfect wine! Thanks! Recommend ?
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    07/02/20 Aalto 2017 Simply delicious. I will try hard to keep my bottles for some years.
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    14/11/19 Aalto 2017 my favourite wine on Decantalo.I was in this winery and it looks amazing
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    26/08/19 Aalto 2016 excellent, pity they allow for 3 bottles per order only
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    26/09/18 Aalto 2016 Although this is a premature rating as we have not tasted the wine yet, I am sure, in view of our experience with past vintages that the new vintage will earn high praise yet again.
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    25/01/18 Aalto 2015 This Wine is perfect and have a great taste
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    11/12/17 Aalto 2015 Bedst Ribera for price. Greater than the 2014 with beat more tannins and full body fruit with great long taste. Do not miss this one
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    04/09/17 Aalto 2015 I know it - have bought wine from 2010 and 2011
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    03/05/17 Aalto 2014 This is just wonderfully strong and meaty.
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    09/09/16 Aalto 2014 Way to early to drink now The tannins are going wild in the mouth but the fruit is as always there. A great wine for the future but wait wait wait........
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    28/08/16 Aalto 2014 Aalto is one of my favorites and abadia retuerta was fantastic surprise when I earlier ordered it from decantalo
  •  
    12/08/16 Aalto 2014 Excellent, Very many thanks
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Winery Aalto

    Ribera del Duero wine is one of the most prestigious wines in Spain. Red wines made with Tinto Fino variety grapes, with highly complex aromas, fine on the palate and with a great storage capacity. The wines of Ribera del Duero present a perfect balance between the vividness of the fruit and the refinement of the wood, which has led to them obtaining a well-deserved international acclaim.

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    Aalto was founded in February of 1999 by Mariano García —who for 30 years was the technical director and oenologist of Vega Sicilia— and Javier Zaccagnini —who was the Director of the Regulatory Council of D.O. Ribera del Duero for 6 years— when they both decided to join their abilities and experience to start a unique project. Their aim was to produce wines that, from the first moment, showed a differentiated personality, where the power and the structure with constitute their elegance and complexity. Nowadays, and since it was founded in 1999, Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos has continued its unstoppable path and has been able to place its wines among the best ones in the world.

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