Region of Origin: D.O. Toro
Grape Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro
One of Spain’s oldest Tempranillo clones that is native to Toro. The grapes come from 10.5 Ha. (25.95acres) of vineyards located in the town of Morales deToro, at 800m (2,400 ft.) above sea level. One plot is 6.5Ha. (16.06 acres) and was planted in 1963, the other is 4Ha. (9.88 acres) and was planted in 1956. All vineyards were planted in the vaso system. Average yields are approximately 2 tons/Ha. (0.81 tons/acre).
Soil: The soil is very sandy and is intermixed with alluvial gravel. Six to nine feet below the surface, there is a red clay subsoil, which acts as a reservoir of moisture, which is crucial in this arid region.
Fermentation: Triton Tinta de Toro is fermented in stainless steel. After fermentation, it is transferred to primarily one to three wine old Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels for malolactic fermentation. It is then aged for 6 months.
Production: 1,000 cases