Ribera del Duero wines, like Rioja Reservas, need time and yet you very rarely find mature bottles listed in restaurants or on merchants shelves. They are strong, powerful wines that age beautifully and reveal a wealth of character over time but can be dry and one dimensional when young. Bodegas Aalto was set up by the former head winemaker at Vega Sicilia and their PS wine is made from selected old vines from across the estate. This is a serious wine that offers a great opportunity to understand the complexity that Ribera del Duero wines can achieve in the right hands and with age.
The Aalto project was founded in February 1999, when Mariano Garcia, winemaker at Vega Sicilia for 30 years joined forces with Javier Zaccagnini, the director of the D.O Ribera del Duero. Their aim was to make wine from low yielding, tinto fino vines which are grown without herbicides or chemical fertilisers with a sharp focus on quality. With just over 100 hectares of vines now under their control, all worked by hand, this winery has become achieved a lot of prestige not only in Spain but throughout the world and with only two wines under their belt: Aalto and Aalto PS (Pagos Selecionados).
Please allow around 1 week for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
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2010 was a very good vintage in Castilla y Leon