Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
The grapes for this wine come from the vineyards having belonged to Elias Mora, which he cultivated for 40 years and for whom the wine is named. They are located about 30m higherin altitude and offer more sand than the vineyards used for Elias Mora. Yields are lower as well, around 20hl/ha. Grapes were hand harvested and sorted again at the winery prior to processing.
Grapes saw a 3 day cold-soak followed by alcoholic (12 days) and ML (21 days) in small stainless steel tanks. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in 50% second-fill American and 50% French oak barrels. Clarification with egg whites was done before bottling.
Bright violet color. Highly expressive, focused cherry, dark berry, coconut and vanilla aromas expand with aeration. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors with exotic oak spice and floral pastille nuances. In a plush, inviting style, showing no rough edges. Velvety tannins add shape to the fairly powerful finish. This suave wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for a year in 50% new French and 50% used American oak barrels. 2020 – 2025 Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond
The Wine Enthusiast
Toasty, warm, lusty dark-berry aromas are laced with a subtle animal accent. This is a big wine, with a fleshy, tannic, muscular feel. Flavors of blackberry, mocha and chocolate finish in fine form, with moderate tannic grip and all sorts of length. Drink this excellent Toro through 2022. Editors’ Choice August 2016