Red Wine Aalto 2018

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Tinta Fina aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels.
Reserva. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinto Fino,
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Product Description

This is the new vintage of Aalto, a prestigious Spanish red wine produced in Ribera del Duero.

Crafted by winemaker Mariano García, this varietal Tinto Fino 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 2018, produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Aalto, was aged for 16 months in the barrels. Before its commercial release, it was aged for a minimum of 2 months in the bottle.

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


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


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 red wine opens, the parade continues with cocoa, moka, pepper, Havanna cigars and some mineral undertones.


Bold and complex, this varietal Tinta Fina -aka Tempranillo- suggests notes 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 2018.


Aalto 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Tim Atkin 94. Peñín 93.

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 2018
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
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Tinto Fina
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
3 Reviews
great aalto
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.
Review by (Posted on 24 October 2018)
Iron fist in a satin glove. Amazing complexity and structure. Lots of potential.
Review by (Posted on 11 June 2018)
In a word: world-class. Maybe not yet. But it will sure be in 5-10 years.
Review by (Posted on 18 January 2018)
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