Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
This wine, produced by the Aragon brothers of Cillar de Silos, aims at breaking down the stereotype of Toro wines as rustic. The goal is to make an intensely fruity wine, pleasant and far from the traditional concept of wines from this zone. Produced from 20-40 year old vines, hand harvested with temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel and aged 6 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered.
Inky violet. Complex, scented aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, licorice, herbs and rose petal. Juicy, bright and focused, with a firm spine giving shape to the wine's sappy flavors. Doesn't act like a stereotypical Toro wine. Finishes with a restrained sweetness and a slight rigidity. With a little aeration, this tangy wine drinks well now. Issue 152, Sept/Oct 2010