AaltoRibera del Duero 2020 (Magnum)Product code: 14912
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Aalto Ribera del Duero is a red wine that originates from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. This region is known for producing some of the best red wines in the country and Aalto is no exception. This wine is made from Tinta del Pais grapes, which are grown in high altitude vineyards and picked by hand. The wine is aged for 16 to 20 months in oak barrels before being bottled. Aalto Ribera del Duero has a deep red color and aromas of ripe black fruit, spices, and oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long finish. It is an intense and complex wine that pairs well with red meat, game, and hearty stews.
A wine of great consistency, the 2020 is warm and supple and well-balanced with a combination of red and black fruits, some alluring toasted notes and a long, bold, shimmering finish.
About the Winery
Located in Spain’s premium winemaking region of Ribera del Duero, the Aalto Winery, is not just yet another wine label that you would come across in the country. It is a project that has come together, thanks to the passion and determination of many like-minded winemaking enthusiasts. Aalto was established in 1999, due to the efforts of Mariano Garcia and Javier Zaccagnini. This project aimed to make wines that were distinct and true representations of the rich terroirs of this place.
In 2006, this project received a huge impetus when the experienced winemaking families of Masaveu and Nozaleda joined Aalto to lend intensity, complexity and balance to the wines crafted here. Until 2004, the production of Aalto wines took place in some rented locations in Roa, located in Burgos. However, post-2004, the project had grown big and popular enough to have its own winery. So, a new facility was set up in the 15-hectare plot, located in the Municipality of Quintanilla de Arriba.
State-of-the-art technology and excellent architecture were the key features of this new winery. The best part of this building is that it is designed in line with the natural elements of the environment. This beautiful winery's second and final phase was completed in 2016 to make it more socially viable than before.
Aalto has 130 hectares of vineyards, located across the Ribera del Duero appellation, under its control. The details of the vineyards are:
- Quintanilla de Arriba – 800m tall vines; limestone soils
- La Aguilera – 900m tall vines; calcareous soils
- Fresnillo – 850m tall vines; sandstone soils
- Valbuena de Duero – 750m tall vines; clay and alluvial soils
- Moradillo – 950m tall vines; stony and fluvial soils
- Banos de Valdearados – 900m tall vines; clayey and sandy soils
- Pinel de Abajo – 800m tall vines; clay soils
- La Horra Roa – 850m tall vines; clay and sandy soils