The Aalto project was founded in February 1999, in the prestigious winemaking region of Ribera del Duero (Spain). The foundational aim of Mariano Garcia and Javier Zaccagnini in AALTO was to make a wine that shows a different personality, of high quality and being a faithful reflection of distinct locations, blending them at the end of the ageing process to obtain balance and complexity.
A few years later, in 2006, Masaveu and Nozaleda families joined AALTO, both owners of wineries in other wine regions of Spain, providing experience and stability to the project, which meant the consolidation of the winery to this day. The winery currently controls 130 hectares of old, indigenous vines of Tinto Fino, scattered in more than 200 plots located in nine different municipalities belonging to the Ribera del Duero Appellation. Due to the different altitudes and climatology, the vineyards of each location have different dates of optimal ripening and are individually harvested. Each vineyard is farmed following the strict guidelines of the winemakers throughout the year, without herbicides or chemical fertilizers, short prunings and with all farming operations focused on quality. The age of the vineyards ranges between 40 and 100 years old with very low yield and exceptional quality.