Aalto Ribera del Duero 2012
Free Shipping on 6 or MoreQtyWine Spectator: "This red shows focus and density, with rich flavors of plum, blackberry, cocoa, licorice and mineral. The structure is muscular but graceful, featuring ripe fruit complemented by savory notes that keep this balanced and fresh."
Winery: "It is ironic that one of the youngest properties in the region has one of the most prestigious pedigrees, but such is the case with Bodegas Aalto. A chance conversation between Mariano Garcia, former star winemaker of Vega Sicilia, and Javier Zaccagnini, former President of the governing body of the Ribera del Duero DOC, gave birth to this quality-oriented estate which produced its first vintage in 1999, a year after its creation.
The winery has acquired some of the best vineyards in Spain?s Ribera del Duero, including 32 hectares in 3 different sub-regions of Ribera del Duero — two in the province of Valladolid and one in the province of Burgos. They also have 10 hectares of 60 year-old vines in the Burgos village of Quemada. In 2004, Mariano Garcia was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of ?50 Most Influential Winemakers."
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo Aging: 23 months in new and used
French and American oak
Alcohol: 14% Region: Ribera del Deuro, Spain