Aalto

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StyleRed
Vintage2019
ProducerBodegas Aalto
CountrySpain
RegionRibera del Duero
Grape
Price in GBP£160 per 6x75cl
StatusIn Bond
Bottles AvailableNone
Cases Available10
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Climatic conditions - The farming year began with a mild autumn and little precipitation. A very dry winter started with -9ºC reaching at the end higher temperatures than normal for that time of the year. Spring and summer characterized by little rain, only some rain showers in July and late August avoided the hydric stress of the vines. The vegetative cycle of the vine developed with big variations of temperatures, alternating warm and atypical low temperatures of 4ºC for mid-June. The ripening of the grapes happened under very good conditions and the harvest started on 24th September 2019. Grape origin - 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) primarily from very old vines – 40 to 80 years old – from nine different villages in the province of Burgos and Valladolid. The harvest was done by hand, in small boxes of 15 kilos that are thoroughly inspected, bunch by bunch, on the selection table. Average oak ageing - Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

This will provide great joy in the years to come. Deep, shiny and purple. Lots of glycerine on the glass. Quite broad, ripe, Pomerol like on the nose with soft, ripe, dark autumn fruit and soft, subdued wood in the back. Serious concentration and intensity, broader than 3 months ago at the winery, it coats the whole palate. Prunes and blueberries dominate entrance with dark chocolate, cinnamon, leather and soft wood in the back. One is aware of tannins, but they are so silky and polished that you really have to look for them. Superb effort, this will need 2-3 y to settle in the bottle and will go on for at least 10. Quite Hedonistic. Easy 17+

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