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Aalto 2019

Aalto

2019
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Aalto is the emblematic wine of a cellar which, within the space of very few years, became a Ribera...

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£32.50

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Aalto 2019

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Reserva
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2019

Review

Aalto is the emblematic wine of a cellar which, within the space of very few years, became a Ribera del Duero reference point. Vintage after vintage, its wines and especially Aalto, at a more affordable price, are on the receiving end of excellent critiques from the experts and highly esteemed by enthusiasts. Rightly so indeed.

Aalto is a wine of great balance and complexity, full of powerfulness and personality, which owes its fine qualities to magnificent Tinta Fina (Tempranillo) grapes, the diversity of the soils and the vast experience of Mariano García, the oenologist who for thirty years was in charge of wine production at Vega Sicilia.

Food pairing

Roasts / Red meats / Meet stews / Lamb with fine herbs / Serrano ham / Cooked sausages

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 40 and 80 years
  • Climate:Continental
  • Yields:Very low yields

Production

  • Ageing period:16 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewIntense / Dark / Bright / Opaque
  • Bouquet:Fruit aromas / Floral scents / Liquorice / Incense / Spices / Fresh / Vanilla / Mocha / Tobacco / Mint notes / Mineral notes / Harmonious / Persistent
  • Mouth:Intense / Full / Elegant / Fruit-forward / Fleshy / Corpulent / Enveloping / Creamy / Long

Customer reviews

4.8/5
77 reviews
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by: KEN WILLIAMSON (14 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Good, going to be very good

Looked fantastic in the glass and easy on the nose, this Spanish masterpiece is full of life carrying strong fruits and tons of potential but, for now with stronger tannins than I prefer - over the next 12-24 months I expect these to reduce and an even smoother character to appear.

by: Vinissimus Customer (08/10/2018) - Vintage 2016

My go-to Ribera del Duero wine

Aalto was the wine that got me initially fell in love with Ribera del Duero wines. To this day I haven't yet found as good value in the region as Aalto offers. Powerful, spicy and warm wine. 2016 stands proudly in the line of fine Aalto vintages.

by: Vinissimus Customer (25/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Essential Ribera Del Duero

Aalto is big and brawly wine that combines ripe fruit with creamy toasted oak flavour flawlessly. This is my number one go-to wine in Ribera Del Duero and one of my favourites overall. Worth getting couple bottles from every vintage.

by: Guy (10/12/2020) - Vintage 2018

3rd Order

This is now my 3rd order of this wine.....so I'm obviously a bit of a fan. If you looking at the ratings you will see its very popular, and rightly so! Its not cheap so maybe a bit of a special occasion wine...but it is delicious.

by: STB (13/02/2019) - Vintage 2016

Very Nice Tempranillo

Enjoyed this wine, would buy it again - easy to drink, quite full bodied, very satisfying to come home to on a January evening, especially when coupled with a nice chicken...

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Aalto was founded in 1999 by Mariano García and Javier Zaccagnini and within a few years it had already begun to be regarded as one of the denomination's best. Recognised today as being among Spain's best, its wines reveal all the potential of the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) variety, the exceptional nature of the Ribera del Duero and the craftsmanship of a winemaker of Mariano García's standing, the oenologist and owner of Bodegas Mauro and former oenologist with Bodegas Vega...

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