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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Aalto

Region:

Spain & Portugal

Appellation:

Ribera del Duero

Grape Variety:

Tempranillo

Ribera del Duero, 2008

6x75cl £240.00

1 case Equiv. £40.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A fresher, more precise version of the 2007, long gripping floral cherry fruit, notes of bramble plum and black cherry with touches of sweet spices, chocolate and violet. Juicy, engaging and beautifully constructed Ribera, wonderful fruit supported by a good but not unwieldy structure. Bottled at the usual time in March 2011. Aalto, made by Vega Sicilia legend Mariano Garcia and Javier Zaccagnini, comes exclusively from 100% Tinto Fino vines aged between 40 to 90 years old situated in seven different zones within Ribera. The grapes are hand-harvested into small containers, and after fermentation the wines are aged for 23 months, on average, in 50% new French barrels and 50% one- to two-year-old barrels.

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