D.O. Toro / Sentero
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..
This wine is made out of grapes that have been handpicked by the end of September from old vines.
Decanting is recommended. Best served at 16-18ºC
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.
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".
2022 Mundus Vini: Sentero Expresión 2017
2022 Berliner Wine Trophy: Sentero Expresión 2017
2021 Mundus Vini “Best of Show” D.O Toro: Sentero Expresión 2017
2020 Berliner Wein Trophy: Sentero Expresión 2016
2020 Sakura Awards: Sentero Expresion 2016
90 POINTS James Sucking: Sentero Expresion 2015
90 POINTS Penin Guide 2021: Sentero Expresion 2016