Red Wine Aalto 2018 Magnum

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) aged for 16 months in oak.

Reserva. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 1,5 l
Grapes Varieties: Tinto Fino,
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Product Description

This is the new vintage of Aalto, one of the best wines from Ribera del Duero. The fact that this is a Mágnum size bottle makes it even more appealing.

Produced by the famed oenologist Mariano García, head of Bodegas y Viñedos Aalto, this Spanish red wine is a varietal Tinto Fino, sorted from vines 40 to almost 100 years of. The vineyards are scattered across the provinces of Valladolid and Burgos.

Each plot was separately harvested and vinified. Picked by hand, the grapes were selected on site and in the cellar. Carefully destemmed, 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. Then Aalto 2018 Mágnum was aged for about 16 months. Finally, this Ribera del Duero red wine was bottled and aged for a minimum of 2 months before its commercial release.

We suggest that you decant this Reserva red wine at least 1 hour before drinking.

Bear in mind that this magnum red wine will improve considerably in the bottle over the next years.

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The red wine Aalto Magnum has a dark cherry colour with a deep ruby rim.


Both well defined and really subtle, this varietal Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) conveys pristine notes of blackcurrants and cranberries, with lively herbal notes, remembrances of violets and a parade of spices and creamy aromas, such as cocoa, moka, toffee, cardamom and pepper. There is also a subdued earthy note.


Smooth-bodied, this wine of Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos is crafted with the almost surgical precision which defines the wines of Mr. Mariano García. Fruit is just perfectly ripe, neither green nor jammy, and the wood, already at this early stage, is nicely integrated. This wine from Ribera del Duero is detailed and very fresh, with lots of inner energy and thrust. Very long finish, with remembrances of spices and toast over a mineral background.

Our personal opinion

The amazing Aalto 2018 Magnum proves that, when properly understood, the region of Ribera del Duero has the potential for producing world-class wines. 

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 1,5 l
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour 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
1 Review
Fabulous wine, with the potential to become really special within 10 years.
Review by (Posted on 14 December 2020)
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