Region of Origin: D.O. Toro
Grape Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro
Location: The sandy soils of this region once inhibited the growth of phylloxera that devastated so many winegrowing regions throughout the world.
Vineyard: The soils which are rich in organic materials along with the unique conditions of the land make it possible to harvest the grapes for this wine from 30 year-old ungrafted Tinta de Toro vines, head-trained in goblet and planted at a density of 445 vines per acre. The vineyards are located in proprietary vineyards in Valdefinjas and Toro at an average altitude of 700 m (2,296 ft.). Yields are 18 Hls./Ha. Careful hand harvesting of perfectly mature clusters with good sanitary conditions and additional selection made in the winery using a sorting table.
Winemaking: Temperature controlled fermentation for 8 days and extended maceration on skins for 20 days with two pump-overs daily during the first 8 days and a light pump-over every other day after that. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel, then racked regularly every 4 months and aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Production: 1,000 cases