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2017 Aalto, Bodegas Aalto

2017 Aalto, Bodegas Aalto

Ref: AALT170
Red  |  Still  |  14.5% ABV

Aalto was founded in 1999 by Mariano Garcia - erstwhile technical director at Vega Sicilia of 30 years - and Javier Zaccagnini. The winery has old vineyards in some of the finest communes of Ribera del Duero, the fruit from which is vinified in a modern, gravity-fed winery.

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£156.00
duty paid price: £203.27
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Bodegas Aalto
AppellationAppellation: Ribera del Duero
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Spain
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2021-2027
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Tempranillo
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 2017 Aalto was a surprise for the vintage. They had to select the grapes from their own vineyards, and they produced less wine. It feels a little lighter and fresher, more approachable at this point in time. The oak also seems to be more integrated. It's a very drinkable Aalto in its style. They only used some 20% new oak and possibly did a softer vinification. It's approachable now, but it should also develop nicely in bottle, as the year had more acidity." Luis Gutierrez

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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