Aalto PS 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 full 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 from very old vines – 60 to 90 years old- from selected plots in La Horra and La Aguilera. 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 avine 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

Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak.

Other details

JUNE 2019
15% VOL


Last vintage scores:

Vintage R.Parker Guía Peñín Guía Gourmets Wine Spectator Decanter Tim Atkin
2008 92 9.75/10
2009 93 94 9.75/10
2010 94 98 92
2011 94 94 99/100 93
2012 94 95  98/100 95
2013 95  99/100
2014 94 91
2015 94 94  99/100 95
2016 94 – 95 95 98 95
2017 95

Technical sheets of our last vintages: