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Aalto 2017

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Aalto 2017

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 93
Peñín Score 93
93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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€30.40
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Details

This is the new vintage of Aalto, one the best, most prestigious Spanish red wines produced in Ribera del Duero.

Crafted by winemaker Mariano García, this single varietal Tinta Fina is made from old-vines with ages ranging from 40 to over 100 years old.

Harvest was carried out manually. After a meticulous selection that took place both in the vineyard and in the cellar, the grapes were separately vinified according to their plot of origin.

Alcoholic fermentation and maceration took place inside truncated cone-shaped stainless steel vats. After that, the best wine musts were transferred into 50% new and 50% used French and American oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation was completed.

Finally, Aalto 2017, produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Aalto,was aged for 16 months in those barrels. Bottled in July 2019, it was aged for a minimum of 2 months in the bottle before its release.

We suggest that you decant this red wine from Ribera del Duero a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Incidentally, this reserve red wine will improve for many years in the bottle.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Aalto has a bright, intense high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.

Nose

Classy and sophisticated, this wine by Mariano García suggests some enticingly pure aromas of black and red fruit and loads of herbal and balsamic aromas, nicely intertwined with fragrances of flowers, spices, vanilla and toast. As this Reserva opens, the parade continues with cocoa, moka, pepper, Havanna cigars and some mineral undertones.

Palate

Bold and complex, this varietal Tinta Fina is both a reality and a promise. Juicy flavours of red and black fruit, some creamy nuances, deep mineral suggestions, a panoply of spices and, above all, an exceptional freshness and a phenomenal texture. Aalto from Ribera del Duero has a first-class acidity, firm tannins that still need some time to fully integrate and a very long, rewarding finish.

Our personal opinion

Complex, age-worthy and wonderfully fresh. That's Aalto 2017.

OTHER VINTAGES

Aalto 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Peñín 94.

Aalto 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 93.

Aalto 2014:

Parker 92.

Aalto 2013:

Parker 93. Enterwine 94. Peñín 94.

 

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 93
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides T. Atkin 94.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinto Fina
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. great aalto review by ESP on 10/24/2018
    Value

    I've always considered this to be one of Spain's great wines. Flawlessly precise with immense natural power, it will live for decades to come.

  2. aalto review by Claude on 6/11/2018
    Value

    Iron fist in a satin glove. Amazing complexity and structure. Lots of potential.

  3. aalto review by Edison de Witt on 1/18/2018
    Value

    In a word: world-class. Maybe not yet. But it will sure be in 5-10 years.

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