D.O. Toro / Bajoz
Bajoz Crianza, named after the River Bajoz that runs near the village of Morales de Toro, uses exclusively the best handpicked Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro) grapes. Some of the vines that provide the grapes for this wine are 40 years old. The result is a fruity and well-balanced wine.
Serve between 16-18ºC. We recommend that this wine is decanted first for at least half an hour after serving.
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.
Cherry red colour with garnet tones. On the nose, it displays aromas of red fruits, cream and vanilla, having been aged in new American and French oak barrels. Fleshy on palate, withe polished tannins.
A great companion to all kinds of meats, roasts, stews and cured cheeses.
The grapes are carefully selected and go through a period of cold maceration to allow the juice and skins to be in contact. The fermentation then takes place at a controlled temperature of 25°C. The entire process is designed for maximum fruit expression and nice and polished tannins. The wine is aged in the barrel for at least 6 months and 3 months in bottle.
2022 Gilbert & Gaillard: Bajoz Crianza 2018
2022 Bacchus: Bajoz Crianza 2018