|Production||250,000 - 300,000 bottles|
Other bottle sizes and vintages
£32.50/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Dark / Bright / Opaque|
|Fruit aromas / Liquorice / Vanilla / Coffee / Tobacco / Graphite|
|Intense / Fruit-forward / Creamy / Corpulent|
Drinking and storing
Roasts, Meet stews, Lamb with fine herbs, Cooked sausages
Ratings and awards
|2018||94 PK||93 PN|
|2017||94 PK||93 PN|
|2016||93-95 PK||17 JR||94 PN|
|2015||94 PK||16.5 JR||93 PN|
|2014||92 PK||17 JR||90 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
|Ageing period||18 months|
|Barrel age||New and semi-new|
|Type of wood||French and american oak|
|Vine age||Between 40 and 80 years|
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Sand / Stony|
|Yields||Very low yields|
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...