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Aalto Ribera Del Duero

$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,,wine~ribera del duero~spain~~castilla y leon~,2016,n,red,n 998,843700569904,1perinet merit priorat [spain],750ml,4,24. 94,269. 31,12,,n,the wine a blend of 33% cabernet sauvignon/32% merlot/5% carignan/5% grenache/25% syrah that is half destemmed and half whole cluster and then fermented in all stainless-steel tanks using carbonic maceration. It is then aged for 12 months on the lees in 60% tank and 40% in 2-year french oak. Tolosa offers red color with well-formed legs. It is dry and medium-bodied with balanced acidity and medium phenolics. The wine is supple juicy and ripe that is almost succulent with darker red and black fruit. It is deep and satisfying with a juicier texture than i am used to in a lower priced priorat. Bearscore: 91


bear dalton rating: 91 vintage: 2015

,,wine~priorat~spain~~priorat~,2015,y,red,n 995,843700625229,1mustiguillo mestizaja bobal tinto [spain],750ml,0,14. 73,159. 03,12,,n,vineyard & viticulture appellation: dop el terrerazo: the terrerazo estate at 800 meters altitude above mediterranean. Dolomite limestone soil under a sandy chalky texture. Traditional: bush conduction with tillage. Modern: trellis and lyre with monitored irrigation. Vegetal covers. 2015 vintage conditions: dry winter. Cold spring without rain and some frost. Fresh summer. Good quality and aptimum sanitary conditions. Harvest started 1th september and finished 7th october. Harvest: manual harvest in 15 kg boxes. Aging: 10 months in french oak barrels with 4 w battonage. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and oak barrels. Vinification: each plot are grape are elaborated separately. Double assorting table steaming and light cashing. Fermentation tanks 80 hl to 100 hl. French oak and stainless steel temperature controlled. Cold maceration 24-36 h. 8-10c. Alcoholic fermentation takes place for 11-13 days with gentle “pigeageas” and slight pumping at an average tempera

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