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Aalto 2017

One of the finest wines to emanate from Spain and in particular, the Ribera del Duero region. Aalto is pure Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), sourced from old vines - 40 to 80 years old - planted across seven different villages in the province of Burgos, supplemented with fruit from younger vines from Aalto's own vineyards located in two villages in the province of Valladolid. Matured for 17 months in a combination of French and American oak (50% new) Aalto is rich and clearly Ribera but its velvety, silky tannins and beautifully supple fruit make it deceptively easy to drink right from release. It offers up sensations of black cherry and raspberry with subtle aromas of wood spice, finely grated dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. A wine that will gain complexity over the years.

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Bodegas Aalto
Duero River Valley
Sub Region:
Ribera del Duero
Red Wine
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The Producer Bodegas Aalto | Ribera del Duero

Aalto Vineyards in Spain's Ribera del Duero

With over a decade of vintages under their belt, Bodegas Aalto has well and truly established itself as one of the great wines of both Ribera del Duero and Spain in general. Hardly surprising, given that it is a collaboration between...

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The Region Spain | Duero River Valley

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The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Tempranillo

Organic vines in vineyard with grass and crop cover

Tempranillo is a red wine grape popular in Spain and is the most important grape variety in the production of Rioja, where it is traditional to blend grapes, although many pure Tempranillo wines of excellent quality are now being...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This is a truly sublime red. It is moreish and fantastically balanced; unless you've had it, you don't know what you're missing.

Robert Parker Jr. - Professional

93-95 Points

Jeb Dunnuck - Professional (USA)

Included in the Top 100 Wines in the World 2019