2018 - Bodegas Aalto Ribera del Duero
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas AAlto
Region
Ribera del Duero
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 BODEGAS AALTO RIBERA DEL DUERO - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas AAlto
Region
Ribera del Duero
Grape
Tempranillo
Drinking
2019 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £207.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    Established by Mariano Garcia, former head winemaker at Vega Sicilia for thirty years, and Javier Zaccagnini, ex-head of the Ribera del Duero Consejo Regulador, Aalto is one of Spain’s great success stories. Celebrated for its quality and consistency by all the major critics, Aalto sits comfortably in the pantheon of Ribera del Duero icons. The fruit for this wonderful wine comes from seven different villages spread across the region and from vines averaging 40-80 years of age. 2018 was the first vintage bottled in the post-Zaccagnini era. Eduardo Ferrin now runs the business, while Mariano Garcia remains firmly at the superstar winemaking helm. This is a fresher-styled vintage and the 2018 is deep but supple and contoured, with sweet tannins and bright fruity flavours, fresh flowers, and dark spicy notes. It was aged for 16 months in French and American oak before bottling.

Producer

Bodegas AAlto

Region

Ribera del Duero

The Duero valley cuts a swathe across central northern Spain all the way to Portugal where it is called the Douro and is famous as the home of port. On the Spanish side, a relatively new but significant and exciting area for wine production has grown up around the city of Valladolid and was granted DO status in 1982. Ribera del Duero's potential was spotted long before in the middle of the 19th century at Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Spain's undisputed equivalent of a first growth Claret. High above sea-level, Ribera del Duero is an area of extreme temperatures with the potential to produce deep-coloured, intensely flavoured red wines from tempranillo grapes (known locally as tinto fino). The picture is not straightforward as some producers have started favouring an overly-extracted style which appeals to certain elements of the media. Additionally, often producers do not own their own vineyards, so the grape growers have a stranglehold on what to charge for their grapes and wine prices have risen dramatically as a result. However, many producers are making outstanding wines, which are still great value for money.