Ribera del Duero
Aalto

Ribera del Duero


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
These wines are in stock and are available for delivery at your convenience.

2018
1x1.5L
DP
£91.69

2019
1x1.5L
DP
£91.69

2020
75cl
DP
£38.21

2020
1x1.5L
DP
£90.41

2020
1x3L
DP
£180.82

2021
75cl
DP
£41.21

2021
6x75cl
DP
£247.22

2021
1x1.5L
DP
£96.41

2021
1x3L
DP
£192.82

Broking
Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.

2010
1x1.5L
DP
£91.69

2011
6x75cl
DP
£293.08

2011
6x75cl
DP
£311.08

2014
6x75cl
DP
£251.08

2015
6x75cl
DP
£247.22

2018
6x75cl
DP
£323.08


Aalto, Ribera del Duero

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2011
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2018
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2020
2021

Tasting Notes


ABV:
15 %

Notes

Aalto 2010 is a 100% Tinto Fino blend from over 100 different plots across Ribera del Duero. Beautifully floral and delicately spiced at first, with fresh vanilla pod and ripe mulberry, violet, blackcurrant and then some cigar tobacco and fine herbs. Sexy and plush fruited but also really detailed; the longer this sits in the glass the more the red fruit and floral notes come out in this sumptuous and refined Aalto that marries deftness with power. Approachable now, but will drink up to 2020. Superb.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
09/2012

Notes
(100% tempranillo, aged for 24 months in small French and American oak barrels): Opaque violet color. Ripe dark berry, cola and floral aromas, with a strong accent of incense. Fat, sweet and palate-staining, offering intense red and dark berry preserve flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Powerful yet comes off as quite graceful. Finishes very long and sweet, with supple tannins and persistent spiciness.

specifications

country:
Spain


Appellation:

Producer:
Aalto

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Aalto

Aalto

Now with twenty vintages under their belts and a highly detailed understanding of the scores of parcels of old vines they own, Aalto has well and truly established itself as one of the great wines of both Ribera del Duero and Spain in general. It is hardly surprising given that it was established in 1999 as a collaboration between Javier Zaccagnini and Mariano Garcia, the former an ex-director of Ribera’s Consejo Regulador, the latter winemaker at Vega Sicilia for 30 years. In their state-of-the-art, gravity fed winery the team receive the multiple plots in refrigerated rooms for sorting and de-stemming before parcel by parcel vinification down below. Ageing takes place in barriques with a selection of the finest plots, generally with a “heart” of wine from the great village of La Horra, being selected to make Aalto PS (Pagos Seleccionados). The straight cuvee of Aalto tends to drink very well on release, the PS often requiring more like six to ten years to show its full potential. Aalto now hails from seven different villages across the region with vineyards averaging 40-80 years of age. Over the years, the proportion of new oak and time in barrel has reduced to around 50%, purely French, and just 16-18 months before bottling. Tender tannins, vibrant acidities, and deep black fruit and coffee notes typify this beautifully sleek, glossy Ribera del Duero. In 2018 Javier Zaccagnini left Aalto for pastures new, handing over to Eduardo Ferrin who becomes Managing Director, while Mariano Garcia remains in place as head of the winemaking team.

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