Aalto 2017

Technical Sheet

Climatic Conditions

The autumn and winter were very dry being the average rainfalls 60% less compared to a normal year. The warm temperatures at the end of winter and the beginning of spring led to an early bud break of the vines.

At the end of April and beginning of May polar winds brought frosts in North Spain resulting in an important loss. Fortunately, August late’s rains were very beneficial and plants reached ful ripeness.

We began picking on the 19th September.

We were very satisfied with the quality and the healthy state of the grapes as they went into our winery.

Grape Origin

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) primarily very old vines – 40 to 80 years old- from seven different villages in the province of Burgos, plus younger grapes from our own vineyards in two villages in the province of Valladolid. The harvest was done by hand, in small boxes of 15 kilos and thoroughly inspected, bunch by bunch, on the selection table.

Tasting notes

Deep purple red colour. On the nose notes of cherry and raspberry with subtle aromas of spice and well integrated wood emerge. The palate is fresh with high density and volume. The typical flavours of the Tempranillo are all present — liquorice, roasted coffee and fresh tobacco. This wine is smooth and could be drunk from the first moment because of its roundness, balanced tannins and good acidity. AALTO 2017 will gain complexity over the years.

Average Oak Ageing

Aged for 16 months in 50% new barrels of French and American oak.

Other details

BOTTLING
JUNE 2019
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME
14,5% VOL

RATING BY D.O. REGULATORY CONTROL BOARD
VERY GOOD

Last vintage scores:

Añada R.Parker Guía Peñín Guía Proensa Guía Gourmets Wine Spectator Decanter
2008 95 92 90 9/10
2009 91 93 92 8.75/10
2010 94 94 92 97 92
2011 91 94 92 99 90
2012 93 92 95 94
2013 93 95
2014 92 95 92
2015 94 93 95
2016 93 – 95 94

Technical sheets of our last vintages:

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