D.O. Toro / Caño
Caño Alta Expresion
Caño Alta Expresión is made exclusively with the grapes that comes from low production vineyards. The grapes are handpicked by the end of September when optimum ripening conditions are reached.
Best served at 18 ºC. We recommend that this wine is decanted for at least half an hour before 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.
A characteristic garnet colour, this wine is clean and bright. On the nose there are aromas of ripe red fruit, new wood and toasty notes. Traces of vanilla and spice appear, with touches of truffle, praline, citrus, cacao and eucalyptus. Well balanced and pleasant on the palate, there are hints of new wood and nuts. It has a long lasting finish.
This wine is ideal to enjoy on special occasions. This wine makes an excellent accompaniment to the best roasted meats or powerful starters.
Grapes are hand harvested and sorted at the winery to ensure that each grape is perfectly ripened and that the tailored wine making techniques can then create the best possible wine. Wine is then transferred to oak barrels where malolatic fermentation takes place. The result is pure "harmony".
2018 Decanter: Caño Alta Expresión 2014