New vintage of one of the most requested and internationally acclaimed Ribera del Duero wines, Aalto 2017.
It is a red wine made with 100% Tinto Fino from very old vines between the ages of 40 and 80. It is harvested by hand, in small boxes of 15 kilos and inspected thoroughly, cluster by cluster, to ensure optimum quality.
It is a red wine with an average aging of 16 months in 50% new barrels, of French and American oak.
Tasting note of Aalto 2017
Aalto 2017 is a red cherry red wine. On the nose it shows us notes of red fruits with subtle notes of spices and touches of fine wood well integrated. In the mouth it is fresh, with good density and volume, by retronasal the typical notes of licorice, coffee and tobacco appear, always within the Aalto style personality
This wine has a soft character and can be drunk from the first moment, as it shows round, with enveloping and balanced tannins, showing good acidity. Aalto 2017 will gain complexity over the years.
This vintage has been marked by a very dry autumn and winter, with rainfall below 60% of a normal year. Warm temperatures at the end of winter and early spring caused an early sprouting of the vineyard.
The entry of a mass of polar air brought widespread frosts throughout northern Spain in late April and early May causing significant losses in the vineyard. Fortunately, at the end of August the expected rains arrived that allowed the plant to finish its ripening cycle optimally. We start the harvest on September 19.
The grapes entered the winery in optimal sanitary conditions and with great quality.