Aalto Ribera Del Duero, 2016
$522.82 / case(12)
Climatic conditions: the winter was cold and rainy but spring was fortunately mild and the shoots appeared at the end of april a little earlier than usual but having avoided any frost damage. May and june were warm but not in excess reaching a maximum temperature of 29o °c allowing for a progressive and even development of the vines. The summer months were perfect with a high interval of temperatures between day and night – an important quality factor in our region- and by mid august with the beginning of veraison we began to suspect we were heading for a great year. September’s early rains were very beneficial and we began to harvest grapes of exceptional quality on the 22nd. In no hurry at all and at a very comfortable pace we finished on october 13th. The fermentations confirmed our expectations: 2014 is one of the very best years of the last decade in ribera del duero. Grape origin: 100 % tinto fino (tempranillo ) primarily from very old vines ranging from 40 to 80 ye
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