Sentero is a wine name inspired by two Spanish terms: “Sendero”, which could be translated into Italian as “Sentiero”, and “Sentimiento” (Feeling). Its label intends to convey the feeling of flowing along the vast vineyard landscapes in Morales de Toro while handpicking their yearly crop.
The definite play of words came from an inspiring journey through Italy.
This wine is made out of grapes that have been handpicked by the end of September from 30 to 40-year-old vines.
Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro)
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.
A wine with a characteristic dark garnet colour with orange rims. On the nose: It carries aromas of ripe red fruits, new wood and toasted notes. Touches of vanilla, and spices with truffle praline, citrus fruits, cocoa and eucalyptus. Well balanced and pleasant on the palate, there are further hints of new wood and nuts. It has a long finish.
This is an ideal wine to enjoy at special occasions. A perfect accompaniment to the best roasted meats or powerful starters like garlic or onion soup.
Decanting is recommended. Best served at 16-18ºC
The superior quality of the grapes is crucial for this vin de terroir. The grapes are carefully selected to ensure the most they are the best example of what can be achieved for this wine. The must undergoes a period of cold maceration at 10° C for 4 days, allowing the juice and skins to be in contact. This is then followed by fermentation which takes place at 28° C over a period of 10 days. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in barrels. Finally the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels and at least 3 months in bottle.
About this wine
” A tight brooding, subtly perfumed nose with a berry filled palate” Sentero Expresión 2013 – International Wine Challlenge 2017
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Sentero Expresion 2013
2017 Sakura Awards: Sentero Expresion 2013
2017 Mundus Vini: Sentero Expresion 2013
Guía Peñín 2018: Sentero Expresion 2013