Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
Made entirely of estate fruit, this wine comes from 40 year old vines with north-facing orientation to produce freshness and red fruit focus on the nose. The vineyard also practices sustainable viticulture. Minimal intervention is used in the winemaking process. Fermentation takes place with native yeast/microbe and natural ML occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, some of which are new.
(fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for a year) Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, candied violet and vanilla, backed by a hint of incense. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet, oak-spiced boysenberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of cola. Closes with supple, sneaky tannins and excellent persistence, leaving behind sappy dark fruit, mocha and spicecake notes. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017