Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
The grapes come from a selection from the Los Pajaros and La Veleta vineyards planted in San Roman de Hornija. The vineyards average 20 years of age and have limestone clay soils with large rocks on the surface. Yields average 3500kg/ha and only 25hl/ha at pressing. Grapes were sorted twice, once during harvest by hand and again at the winery. The grapes saw a 1 day cold soak with Alcoholic (7 days) and ML (21 days) taking place in stainless steel tank. The wine was then aged for 6 months in 100% new American oak barrels. The wine was clarified with egg whites before bottling.
(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in new American oak barrels) Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry pit, incense and vanilla on the perfumed nose, joined by a smoky element that emerges with air. Supple, palate-coating black currant and bitter cherry flavors are accompanied by mocha and cola flourishes. The sweet, persistent finish features repeating vanilla and spice notes, while supple tannins add shape and grip. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017
The Wine Enthusiast
Heady cherry and berry aromas are forwardly potent. This young, grippy Toro is tannic and taut on the palate. Gritty blackberry and burnt, toasty flavors finish rough, with grabby, pronounced tannins. Drink from 2017–2023. November 2016
Wine Review Online
A soft landing followed by a burst of flavor -- not big or heavy in any way, but focused and gratifying -- lets you know right away that you’re in for a truly enjoyable wine experience with this offering from Elias Mora. It is a Spanish wine that is both traditional in its uncompromised freshness, yet is also highly sophisticated, especially in its substantial depth of flavor. Another plus: The memory lingers on in the generous finish. Marguerite Thomas
Jan 24, 2017