Aalto 2016

Bodegas Aalto (Ribera del Duero)


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Bodegas Aalto produces this Aalto 2016 (£46.42), a red wine from the region of Ribera del Duero that is made of tempranillo of 2016 and has an alcoholic content of 14.5%. The Aalto 2016 is the ideal red to combine with ragout and grilled meats. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points and obtained the following scores: robert parker: 93-95 and peñín: 94.
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Aalto is one of the best known wines of Ribera del Duero, born from a project initiated by Mariano García -considered one of the best oenologists in the world and whose contribution to the quality and fame of Ribera del Duero wines is indisputable- and Javier Zaccagnini in February 1999. Both had extensive experience in Ribera del Duero wines and the union of their knowledge resulted in a wine of the highest quality that year after year reflects all the richness of the lands of the Ribera del Duero.

To this end, the grapes from several villages are made separately (150 small plots of old vineyards owned by Bodegas Aalto in seven different villages in the Ribera del Duero region of Burgos as well as from other young vineyards owned by two villages in the province of Valladolid) and are assembled at the end of the ageing process. In this way, Aalto wines gain a great balance and complexity and for this reason Aalto 2016 is also one of the most recognised wines of the D.O.

The 2016 vintage stands out for its smoothness and fine tannins and will also age well thanks to the fact that the harvest was characterised by a good yield that has provided fresh and balanced wines.

Technical sheet · Aalto

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León,Spain)
Winery: Bodegas Aalto
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP93-95GP94
Grapes: Tempranillo
Pairing: StartersRiceMeatSoups and stewsChicken risottoRed meatBarbecueLambGrilled meatsRagout
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Consumption Temp.: 16-18ºC
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2026
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Description · Bodegas Aalto

Aalto 2016 (Tempranillo)


  • View: dark purple red.
  • Nose: fruity, with slightly sweet oak barrel notes well integrated, intense.
  • Mouth: complex, structured, intense, elegant.


VINEYARD: Bodegas Aalto

GRAPES: Tempranillo

AGING: 21 months in new French oak barrels (50%) and first and second use French and American oak barrels (50%)

ELABORATION: vineyards between 40 and 80 years old. Harvest in boxes of 15 kilos that lasted 23 days.

WINE PAIRING: Rice, Chicken Risotto, Meat, Red meat, Barbecue, Lamb, Grilled meats, Starters, Potatoes and stews, Meat stew



Bodegas Aalto

Aalto was founded in 1998 by the hand of Mariano Garcia (Bodegas Mauro and former winemaker at Vega Sicilia) with Javier Zaccagnini (Bodegas Ossian). It was launched in February 1999 with financial support from several investors excited about the quality wine. Mariano Garcia is the winemaker and...

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Posted on at 00.07


Aalto 2016

black fruit, thyme, chocolate, tasty, round. 92 points

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Posted on at 18.04

4 /5

Very good wine

Posted on at 11.30

4 /5

- View: dark purple.
- Nose: intense fruity, fresh and light touch of wood well integrated.
- Mouth: complex, structured, elegantly typical nuances of licorice, coffee, snuff, black fruits and spices.

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.

GRAPES: Tempranillo.

AGEING: 17 months in 50% new barrels of French and American oak.

PAIRING: Madras lamb curry style.

Posted on at 11.46

4 /5

Aalto Tempranillo 2016

Concentrated, deep green digestive aromas of licorice, currants, Dried plums and tobacco, a hint of fresh herbs and mint. Soft and velvety on the palate, concentrated extract, red and black berries, cassis, impressive potential. The wine should be decanted at this young stage. Matches a Entreco te with Kraeuterkruste.

Posted on at 13.07

4 /5

Type: red wine reserve
Producer: Aalto
Designation of Origin: Ribera del Duero (Spain)
Grapes: Tinto Fino
Bottle: 0, 75 L

Emblematic wine from a winery that, despite his youth, continues to collect numerous awards both fans and the critics. Undoubtedly, a wine of great balance and complexity, full of strength and personality.

Tasting notes:
• View: Intense
• Nose: Aromas fruity / floral aromas / licorice / incense / spice
• Palate: Intense / round / persistent / soft tannins / balanced

Aging: Middle Aged 20 months in oak barrels at a rate of 50% new French oak and 50% one to three years in French and American oak.
Graduation: 15, 0%
Optimum serving temperature: between 17 and 18 ° C

Posted on at 04.30

4 /5

- View: A view, Aalto 2016 has a dark purple
- Nose: The nose Aalto 2016 presents a great fruit intensity with aromas of wood in the background, giving complexity without diminishing freshness
- Palate: The palate, Aalto 2016 wine is broad, structured and elegant, with a tannic structure in perfect harmony with alcohol and acidity. the typical flavors of the Tempranillo, such as licorice and black fruits and roasted coffee, spices and snuff provided by an impeccable wood aging are perceived. This wine is long saved and will gain complexity over the years

- TEMPERATURE: Best served between 16 and 18 ° C
- Alcohol content: 15 °

Posted on at 17.14

4 /5

Aalto Ribera del Duero This powerhouse of Bodega AALTO consists of 100% from the grape Tinto Fino - a close relative of the Spanish Tempranillo red wine. The 40 to 80 year old vines are in seven different cities of Ribera del Duero, as well as in its own vineyards of the province of Valladolid. The harvest began on September 26 and lasted 23 days. was harvested in small 15 kg crates and exclusively by hand. The AALTO shines in a dark purple of ripe Tempranillo the benefit. The nose has a good integrated fruit intensity, freshness and light wood notes. The palate is complex, structured and elegant. With typical hints of licorice, coffee, tobacco and black fruit and spices. Always in line with the personality and style of AALTO. This wine has a sweet character and can be drunk from the first moment. A round wine with enveloping and balanced tannins that show good acid. The AALTO is a Tempranillo red wine is more complex over the years. After a maturing time of 17 months in French and American oak barrels you can buy this wonderful red wine in our online shop.

Posted on at 04.30

4 /5

Dark purple Nose
fruit flavors, licorice, mineral
aromas of barrel aging as vanilla, mocha, snuff
Harmonious, persistent
Intense, broad, elegant, fruity, fleshy, long
sweet and well balanced tannins.

Posted on at 04.07

4 /5

The Aalto's hot and it's not for nothing. Great wine for lovers of full, robust, complex wine. The Aalto has a bright color with good acidity. The year 2016 was a perfect vintage. Unlike the 13, 14 and 15 was opbrgenst slightly higher but the wine has become so hot that all countries, but relatively small allocation. . Aalto has a substantial taste and is medium to full bodied, the nose has intense fruit aromas with light wood in the background. The wine is full and complex, but without compromising freshness. It has the typical flavors of a (good) Tempranillo, such as liquorice and black fruit and roasted coffee, spices and tobacco remain pretty balanced by impeccable wood aging.

Posted on at 16.30

4 /5

- Aalto it is a red wine with Bank O. D. Douro.
- It occurs in Aalto Storage Quintanilla of Top (Valladolid). It is a single variety Tinto Fino comes from old vines between 40 and 100 years.
- The harvest is done manually, carefully selecting each cluster.
- This wine has a good integration of alcohol, fruit and wood.
- That makes it a very balanced and tasty wine.
- His aged in barrels of American and French oak.
- It has a large storage capacity, which can range from 15 to 20 years provided optimal conditions are guaranteed.

Posted on at 03.55

4 /5

Aalto 2016 is a red wine from the Castilla y León and prepared by Aalto in the name D. O. Ribera del Duero. In preparing Tempranillo 2016 Aalto covered by the O. D. Bank Douro used. Aalto 2016 has been punctuated with 94 points Penin 95 points Parker.
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Reviews about Aalto 2013

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo


Currant, licorice, cocoa, powerful, balanced. 92 points
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Sergio Ardiaca Rodriguez
Sergio Ardiaca Rodriguez


An exceptional wine

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Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo


Black fruit, thyme, chocolate, tasty, round. 92 points

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