This wine is made from only the very best Tempranillo grape batches (also known as Tinta de Toro) at our prestigious winery Pagos del Rey in Morales de Toro (Zamora). The grapes are handpicked in October.
Brimming with tradition, Toro D.O. is an exciting wine region nestled in the heart of Castile and León, in the northern Spanish province of Zamora. This D.O. is next door to Rueda’s territory, and not far from Ribera del Duero and Rioja’s. It is one of Spain’s best kept secrets. Its wines inherit a long history, dating back to Roman settlements. In the middle ages, the wines enjoyed Royal privileges that allowed them to be exclusively sold in towns and cities. Even Christopher Columbus is said to have taken the wines of Toro on his expeditions to America. Toro qualified for the Denominación de Origen status in 1987. With its ancient vines, it is certainly one of Spain´s most promising regions for the production of red wines of impressive quality.
Deep raspberry red with violet tones. Fruity and fresh on the nose with hints of raspberry and strawberry, and a touch of spices. Pleasant and fresh on the palate with subtle acidity and a persistent finish.
Perfect to go with salads, seafood and white meat.
Chilled between 8-10ºC
The carefully selected grapes undergo a maceration period of 6 - 8 hours to make sure the wine acquires its characteristic colour and aromas. Then, cold fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at around 16oC.