- Denominación de Origen
- YEAR(S) PLANTED
Towns of Morales and Toro, Province of Zamora, D.O. Toro
100% Tinta de Toro
El Monte (Morales) and Hornicos (Toro)
El Monte: 1962; Hornicos: 1946
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.
Primarily sandy soils from alluvial origin. There is a layer of red clay 20 cm thick in the subsoil two to three meters below the surface.
Continental steppe climate, with drastic temperature swings between day and night. The climate is also very dry – annual rainfall levels reach 350 liters/m2, less than half of Rioja and much less than Ribera del Duero.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. Primary fermentation takes place in open top stainless steel fermenters with indigenous yeast. The wine is transferred to French oak Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels for malolactic fermentation.
8 months sur lie in French oak Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels with battonage.
Triton Tinta de Toro is the pure representation of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain, located in the only Spanish D.O. that completely resisted the phylloxera plague. During the Middle Ages, Toro was the Spain’s most famous winemaking region. Mentioned in literature by Alfonso IX (King of León, 12th c.), Juan Ruiz the Archpriest of Hita, Quevedo, Luis de Góngora, and Miguel de Cervantes. In 14th Century Sevilla the sale of any foreign wine was prohibited, save the wines of Toro. These wines were also the wines that accompanied Spanish explorers to the New World. The wine is rich and fruity, characterized by smooth, integrated tannin, and a long, elegant finish. The product of extremely dark, sweet berries. D.O. Toro was rediscovered by the Numanthia project, masterminded by Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family.