Aalto 2017 Red Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero Spain
Wine Spectator 94 Rating
The 2017 Aalto was a surprise for the vintage. They had to select the grapes from their own vineyards, and they produced less wine. It feels a little lighter and fresher, more approachable at this point in time. The oak also seems to be more integrated. It's a very drinkable Aalto in its style. They only used some 20% new oak and possibly did a softer vinification. It's approachable now, but it should also develop nicely in bottle, as the year had more acidity.
Must be ordered.
Buy this one by the 12pk for $40.00 per bottle