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Ribera del Duero

Aalto 2016

75cl

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£27.90 (Approximate price)

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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.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)
Winery: Bodegas Aalto
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2026

Elaboration of Aalto 2016

Aalto 2016 (Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES:

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

DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN: Ribera del Duero

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

TEMPERATURE OF CONSUMPTION: 16-18ºC

ALCOHOL GRADUATION: 14.5%

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The Winery

Bodegas Aalto

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 Antonio Moral is responsible for viticulture.

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Reviews of Aalto 2016

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4/5

Very good wine
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Aalto 2016

4 /5

black fruit, thyme, chocolate, tasty, round. 92 points
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4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Aalto 2016:
- 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.
TEMPERATURE: 14-16 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%
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Reviews of other vintages of Aalto 2016201720142013

4/5

Aromas of black fruit, scrubland and vanilla. The palate is tasty, warm and balanced. One project that renewed and boosted the Ribera de Duero wines with powerful but friendly finish. 92 points
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5/5

Indispensable
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4/5

Currant, licorice, cocoa, powerful, balanced. 92 points
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