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Aalto PS 2021

Aalto PS


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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Aalto PS is a wine with an unmistakable personality, robust and mature, yet at the same time possessing great balance and finesse. As indicated by the acronym, it's made with grapes from selected parcels (PS, Pagos Seleccionados), vineyards which stand out due to their particular qualities of ripeness, balance and exceptional concentration, nurturing very old vines that range from 60 to 90 years old, located within the municipal boundaries of La Horra, La Aguilera and, since the 2014 vintage, Piñel de Abajo as well.

Resulting from such high quality grapes as these and after an ageing period of about 18 months, comes Aalto PS, an excellent wine for cellaring. Although it can be drunk as soon as released, it's always much better after some years of evolution in bottle, since it becomes more refined and complex over the passage of time. Another great wine bearing the hallmark of Mariano García, the profoundness of the Ribera del Duero and all the freshness of the Tempranillo.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Intense / Clean / Bright
Fruit aromas / Flint / Toasted bread / Liquorice / Oak wood
Intense / Fine / Tannic / Silky / Elegant / Balanced / Fruit aromas / Varietal notes / Black fruit / India ink / Liquorice / Ageing notes / Plums / Coffee / Spicy notes / Tobacco

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Iberian sausages / Cured cheeses / Game / Casseroles

Ratings and awards

202195 PK
202095 PK96 SK
201994 PN
201895 PK95 PN
201794 PK
201694-95 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The heady and ripe 2020 PS follows the house style and the profile of the regular Aalto from the same vintage, with slightly higher ripeness, more creaminess and toastier oak. It's predictable and very good at it, with abundant, slightly dusty tannins and some chalkiness in the pungent, intense and oaky finish. It has 15% alcohol and mellow acidity. For fans of oaky and ripe Tempranillo. 35,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2022 after 21 months in new French oak barrels.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 95 PARKER

Customer reviews

25 reviews


Ageing period19 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine ageBetween 80 and 100 years
Surface area42.00 hectares

The winery



Aalto is the emblematic name of a winery which has become a benchmark in the Ribera del Duero. The extensive experience of Mariano García, who was Vega Sicilia’s winemaker for thirty years, comes through in the powerfulness and complexity of the wines.