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AALTO

As the man who was, for thirty years, behind one of Spain’s most iconic wines, Vega Sicilia, Mariano Garcia’s position as one of the country’s most highly regarded winemakers is beyond dispute.

Together with Javier Zaccagnini, former head of Ribera del Duero’s regulatory body, he is now the brainchild behind the sleekly modern Aalto winery that sits within the region. Thus, the person who knows where the best grapes are and the person who knows how to make them sing get together. How fortuitous.

Seductive, magical, astoundingly concentrated wines derived from very old vineyards, uniformly excellent and in limited quantities.
LOCATION
Valladolid, Spain
VARIETIES PLANTED
Tempranillo
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Monday- Friday: 09:00- 15:30
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
92/100
94/100
95/100

Mariano Garcia

He was born in Valbuena de Duero (Valladolid, Spain) on March, 28th 1944. He began his work as a winemaker in the mid 1960’s. He studied at the Madrid School of Winemaking and Viticulture and made his first vintage at Vega Sicilia in 1968. In that year, he began to work as the main winemaker of this winery. He started the Alion winery in 1991 and continued to work at Vega Sicilia as technical director until 1998. In the 1970’s, he completed his oenological education by attending various courses and seminars. From 1980 he travelled regularly, visiting numerous wine regions around the world. He has been adviser to the Mauro Group since its creation in 1980, and in 1998, he became director and winemaker of the company. As a winemaker, Mariano rigorously controls the yields, respecting to the maximum the grapes and preserves the entire characteristics of the terroir and the variey, extracting fruit and mature tannins during the vinification, with the philosophy of obtaining full bodied, longeval wines but, at the same time fine, elegant and complex.

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TASTINGS & EVENTS YOU MIGHT LIKE

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF SPAIN

Glengarry Wines has a long history of unearthing new and exciting Spanish wines. A country our General Manager, Liz Wheadon, takes keen interest in with a line up some new and exciting producers, next to some classics to show the ever changing face of this old world producer. Join us on a tour discovering old vine parcels in Bierzo, to Rioja’s classic vs new wave and across to the hights of Priorat.

To ensure these samples reach you in safe and optimum condition, we will be using the Coravin system to check for cork taint. The tasting bottles will then be filled with the Le Verre de Vin system and argon gas, to minimise contact with air and prevent oxidation. The team will be using applicable protective practises when preparing the samples. They will then be dispatched to you that afternoon, so you receive them for the tasting on Thursday evening. These sample bottles are designed for short term storage to get them to you for the tasting, not for keeping in your cellar. Details will be included explaining how to set up your computer / phone / iPad to join the tasting which will be conducted via Zoom.

We'll be tasting; Dominio de Tares Baltos 2017, Des J Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2017, Finca Cuco Grenache and Carignan 2018, Gran Feudo Reserva 2014, Palacios Remondo la Montesa 2017, Finca Allende Rioja 2013, and Aalto 2016.
When  |  7:00pm Thursday 9 July
Where  |  ONLINE https://www.instagram.com/glengarrywines/
Price  |  $65.00
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