Aalto 2021 75 cl.Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos
Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos elaborates this aged red wine in the D.O. Ribera del Duero (España) with tempranillo grapes.
The agricultural year began with a rainy October, being an autumn of mild temperatures and rainfall of approximately 150 l/m2. In addition, the year 2021 arrives with a strong squall, Filomena, which causes heavy snowfalls and a sharp drop in temperatures reaching even -12ºC.
The rest of the winter remains mild with mild temperatures and little precipitation. Spring arrived with a drop in temperatures and some frosts in mid-April that barely affected some buds.
In the first days of May the vines budded. July began with mild temperatures and in the middle of the month there was a heat wave whose high temperatures lasted until August without rain. In September storms leave some rain that produce an optimal ripening of the grapes.
100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) mostly from very old vines - aged between 40 and 80 years - from vineyards in nine different municipalities in the Burgos and Valladolid ribera.
The harvest is done by hand, in small boxes of 15 kilos that we inspect meticulously, bunch by bunch, on a selection table.
Aalto 2021 presents in the glass with an elegant purple color.
On the nose, it expresses the aromatic potential of the fine ink with its red fruits and hints of licorice. The barrel aging gives it spicy notes on the nose and a silky touch with good acidity on the palate inviting us to have another glass.
- 75 cl.
- Made by
- Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos
- Made in
- Designation of Origin
- D.O. Ribera del Duero
- 14.5% Vol.
- Grape Variety
About Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos
AALTO was born in 1999 in the prestigious wine region of Ribera del Duero (Spain). The founding objective of Mariano Garcia and Javier Zaccagnini in AALTO was to produce a wine that showed a distinct personality, of very high quality and a faithful reflection of different villages, assembling them at the end of the aging process to gain balance and complexity. Mariano García made his first vintage in 1968 at Vega Sicilia, where he developed his professional work as technical director of this winery for 30 years. As winemaker, Mariano García rigorously controls yields, respects the grapes to the maximum and his philosophy of minimal intervention pursues the maximum expression of the terroir of each plot. His wines combine power and structure with elegance and complexity.
From the beginning in 1999 until the 2004 harvest, the winemaking was carried out in rented facilities in Roa (Burgos). While the project was being consolidated, the search for a new site for a new winery began. A beautiful 15-hectare plot in the municipality of Quintanilla de Arriba (Valladolid) was chosen.
Aalto's winery in Quintanilla de Arriba
The first phase of the new winery was completed in 2005, being this vintage the first to be produced in these facilities.
The winery currently controls 130 hectares of old vines of native clones of Tinto Fino, distributed in more than 200 plots located in 9 different municipalities, belonging to the Duero Denomination of Origin.
Due to the differences in altitude and climate, the vineyards in each municipality have different optimum ripening dates and are harvested individually. Each vineyard, whether owned or leased, is cultivated following the strict guidelines of the winemakers throughout the year, with cultivation without herbicides or chemical fertilizers, short pruning and with all cultivation operations focused on quality.
The age of the old vines ranges from 40 to 100 years old, with very low yields and exceptional quality.