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Aalto Ribera Del Duero PS 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Spain
appellation
Ribera Del Duero
JD
98
WA
95
Additional vintages
JD
98
Rated 98 by Jeb Dunnuck
All Tempranillo brought up in French oak, the 2018 Ribera Del Duero PS offers a gorgeous perfume of black raspberries, cassis, espresso, lead pencil, and Asian spices. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Ribera del Duero with incredible purity of fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a powerful yet weightless style that's something to behold. This is every bit as spectacular as the 2016 and is going to keep for 20-30 years in cold cellars. ... More details
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Aalto Ribera Del Duero PS 2018 750ml

SKU 944409
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Professional Ratings
JD
98
WA
95
JD
98
Rated 98 by Jeb Dunnuck
All Tempranillo brought up in French oak, the 2018 Ribera Del Duero PS offers a gorgeous perfume of black raspberries, cassis, espresso, lead pencil, and Asian spices. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Ribera del Duero with incredible purity of fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a powerful yet weightless style that's something to behold. This is every bit as spectacular as the 2016 and is going to keep for 20-30 years in cold cellars.
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 PS follows the style of previous bottlings of this wine, selecting plots from La Horra, La Aguilera, Baños and Moradillo, looking for a similar profile of soils and the style of the wine. This is an exuberant, ripe and generously oaked Tempranillo that was matured in new oak barrels for 19 months. It's from a generous crop that was harvested between the 24th of September and the 19th of October, a slow and late harvest of fully ripe grapes that developed plenty of aromas and flavors. It was also a cooler year. This is a long-distance runner. Today, the 2018 Aalto is more approachable and shows better balance. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.
Winery
Aalto PS (Pagos Seleccionada) is made only in the best vintages. It is sourced from Aalto’s best sites (Pagos) located near La Horra, La Aguilera, and Fresnillo villages. These vineyards are between 80–100 years old. This wine is aged entirely in new French oak for 18 months.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Spain
appellation
Ribera Del Duero
Additional vintages
Overview
All Tempranillo brought up in French oak, the 2018 Ribera Del Duero PS offers a gorgeous perfume of black raspberries, cassis, espresso, lead pencil, and Asian spices. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Ribera del Duero with incredible purity of fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a powerful yet weightless style that's something to behold. This is every bit as spectacular as the 2016 and is going to keep for 20-30 years in cold cellars.
green grapes

Varietal: Tempranillo

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.
barrel

Region: Castilla Y Leon

Castilla y Leon, in the heart of Spain, is a fascinating wine region with plenty of history, tradition and character going into each and every bottle which is produced there. The expansive, dry and arid plateau of Castilla y Leon means that the grapevines which grow there have to work hard to reach the moisture below ground, resulting in grapes which express plenty of the terroir they grow in, and thus reveal lots of flavor, aromas and the character of the region itself. Despite the difficult conditions and the blazing heat of Castilla y Leon, plenty of grape varietals grow there. As such, there is a wide range of red and white wines associated with the area, and wineries have generations of experience and expertise in making the most of the fruits they cultivate.
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Country: Spain

For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.
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Varietal: Tempranillo

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.
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Region: Castilla Y Leon

Castilla y Leon, in the heart of Spain, is a fascinating wine region with plenty of history, tradition and character going into each and every bottle which is produced there. The expansive, dry and arid plateau of Castilla y Leon means that the grapevines which grow there have to work hard to reach the moisture below ground, resulting in grapes which express plenty of the terroir they grow in, and thus reveal lots of flavor, aromas and the character of the region itself. Despite the difficult conditions and the blazing heat of Castilla y Leon, plenty of grape varietals grow there. As such, there is a wide range of red and white wines associated with the area, and wineries have generations of experience and expertise in making the most of the fruits they cultivate.
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For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.