2017 Aalto (750ml)

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain

94WA

The 2017 Aalto was a surprise for the vintage. They had to select the grapes from their own vineyards, and they produced less wine. It feels a little lighter and fresher, more approachable at this point in time. The oak also seems to be more integrated. It's a very drinkable Aalto in its style. They only used some 20% new oak and possibly did a softer vinification. It's approachable now, but it should also develop nicely in bottle, as the year had more acidity. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.

94 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 246 - Dec 2019)

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$47.99
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