Bodegas Vatan - Tritón Tinta de Toro Old Vines 2021
Triton Tinta de Toro is a youthful expression of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain - indigenous to the only Spanish D.O. that resisted phylloxera. During the Middle Ages, Toro was Spain's most famous red winemaking region, and was mentioned in literature by Alfonso IX (King of León, 12th c.), Juan Ruiz the Archpriest of Hita, Quevedo, Luis de Góngora, and Miguel de Cervantes. These wines also accompanied Spanish explorers to the new world. D.O. Toro was resuscitated in 1997 by Bodega Numanthia-Termes, founded by Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family.
he oldest vines planted in 1900, youngest planted in 1970, average vine planted in 1933 or 79 years old.
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Practicing organic gobelet trained vines, cultivated completely by hand. The primary fermentation finishes in barrique and malolactic starts spontaneously. The wine rests in barrel for 12 months.
Triton Tinta de Toro is the pure representation of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain, located in the only Spanish D.O. that completely resisted the phylloxera plague. The wine is rich and fruity, characterized by smooth, integrated tannin, and a long, elegant finish. The product of extremely dark, sweet berries.
"Intense nose of plum, blackberry and blueberry jam. Very balanced with transparent, well-defined flavours. Tannins in great harmony with the fruit, acidity and wood (which is very subttly worked in). Flavours of plum, red cherry, cranberry, supported by elegant structure. A zesty pull on the finish allows the fruit to linger." - 93 points, Decanter
"A medium- to full-bodied red, well-knit and harmonious, showing a fine, tense frame of chalky tannins fleshed out by crushed black raspberry, balsamico, dried fig and deep notes of ground coffee, iron and smoke. Long and lively on the herbal, spiced finish. Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. Drink now." - 92 points, Wine Spectator
Producer: Bodegas Vatan
Region: Castilla y León
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