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Aalto 2019



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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Aalto is the emblematic wine of a cellar which, within the space of very few years, became a Ribera del Duero reference point. Vintage after vintage, its wines and especially Aalto, at a more affordable price, are on the receiving end of excellent critiques from the experts and highly esteemed by enthusiasts. Rightly so indeed.

Aalto is a wine of great balance and complexity, full of powerfulness and personality, which owes its fine qualities to magnificent Tinta Fina (Tempranillo) grapes, the diversity of the soils and the vast experience of Mariano García, the oenologist who for thirty years was in charge of wine production at Vega Sicilia.

What does this wine taste like?

Intense / Dark / Bright / Opaque
Fruit aromas / Floral scents / Liquorice / Incense / Spices / Fresh / Vanilla / Mocha / Tobacco / Mint notes / Mineral notes / Harmonious / Persistent
Intense / Full / Elegant / Fruit-forward / Fleshy / Corpulent / Enveloping / Creamy / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Roasts, Red meats, Meet stews, Lamb with fine herbs, Serrano ham, Cooked sausages

Ratings and awards

201993 PN
201894 PK93 PN
201794 PK93 PN
201693-95 PK17 JR94 PN
201594 PK16.5 JR93 PN
201492 PK17 JR90 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The 2018 Aalto reflects the cooler conditions of the year, with a more austere profile, subtle aromas and a harmonious palate. This is a classic example of modern, ripe and well-oaked Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, which this year feels creamy, juicy and balanced. This follows the path of 2017 with integrated oak (they used only around 20% new oak) and a lively palate in a more drinkable and approachable style. They added some new vineyards from the zone of Boada where the soils are red and the wines bring freshness and lots of fruit. The wine had a shorter maceration with the skins and a softer vinification. This is finer and more balanced, with finesse but still very much recognizable as Aalto. 300,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 94 PARKER

Mid-deep ruby-purple. Minty oak lift with torrefied caramel and coconut. Orange peel and ripe red fruit. Density of red- and black-cherry palate fruit is just enough to balance the compact, firm tannins. Warming finish, but polished, with plenty of vanilla length.

— Tim Jackson (06/02/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2016 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

81 reviews

Wine making

Ageing period16 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodFrench and american oak


Vine ageBetween 40 and 80 years
YieldsVery low yields

The winery



Aalto was founded in 1999 by Mariano García and Javier Zaccagnini and within a few years it had already begun to be regarded as one of the denomination's best. Recognised today as being among Spain's best, its wines reveal all the potential of the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) variety, the exceptional nature of the Ribera del Duero and the craftsmanship of a winemaker of Mariano García's standing, the oenologist and owner of Bodegas Mauro and former oenologist with Bodegas Vega...