Winemaker: Mariano Garcia. Indicative blend: Predominantly Tempranillo with Garnacha
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $22 From: $19 To: $26
Search Rank 4254
Over all vintages, this was the 4254th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3933rd
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Tempranillo is the grape variety that forms the backbone of some of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley both for table wines and fortified wines (Port). Tempranillo vines have been successfully adopted in the New World, especially in California, Argentina and Australia.
Toro is a wine region in Castilla y Leon, north-western Spain, known for its powerful red wines made from Tempranillo. It is named for the town of Toro, an ancient settlement located on the Duero River (which bisects the region's northern half) just 40 miles (65km) east of the Portuguese border. The Spanish word toro means 'bull', and while it is unclear precisely how the town's name came about, the bull is nonetheless a fitting symbol for robust, red Toro wines.
Wines made around Toro have been respected for many hundreds of years (viniculture here dates back to pre-Roman times). They were popular with royalty as far back as the 13th Century, when King Alfonso IX of Leon said 'tengo un Toro que me da vino y un León que me lo bebe' (I have a bull who gives ...more
Castilla y Leon, in the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau, is the largest of Spain's 17 administrative regions. It accounts for about one-fifth of the country's total surface area and stretches roughly 220 miles (355km) from the centre of Spain almost all the way to the north coast. Equally wide, it connects its famous neighbor Rioja with the border of Portugal....more
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