Aalto 500cl 2011
Aalto has only existed since 1999, however, with Mariano Garcia (Vega Sicilia winemaker for 30 years) at the helm the winery has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most highly regarded producers in the Ribera del Duero region. The flagship wine, Aalto, is 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) sourced from 40- to 80-year-old vines located in seven different villages of the Burgos and Valladolid provinces. The 2011 is a wonderful release and, with additional bottle age, displays delicious savoury complexity alongside a deep core of expressive dark fruits. A superb example of Tempranillo from Ribera.