Castillo de Monte la Reina D.O. TORO

 

 

Toro is a Designation of Origin for wines produced in north-western part of Castillo & Leon

 one of the oldest wine regions in Spain. Its winemaking history extends back over 2000

years. It is a known fact that Christopher Columbus chose Toro wine as a part of his food

supply for the multiple expeditions to discover America.

The Castillo de Monte la Reina winery spreads over 300 hectares of vineyards. It has been

named after the neo-gothic castle built by Don Felipe Padierna, count of  Villapadierna

in the beginning of 19th century. Today, the castle is a part of the winery and serves as a

boutique hotel. The main grape variety in the region is Tempranillo, also known  as a Tinta

de Toro, often referred to as a Spain’s noble grape.

           
 

CMLR Crianza 2009

  • Grape: 100% Tempranillo

  • Vines: 30 years old

  • Aged for12 months in French oak barrels and then additional 12 months in bottles

  • Color: cherry red with garnet glints.

  • Taste: the wine is dry, robust and balanced. Noble, oaky notes with hints of black fruit and candied plums compliment the silky entrance.

  • The finish is long and lingering. A wine with character and magnitude that will benefit from couple more years of aging.

 

CMLR Fermentado en Barrica 2009

  • Grape: 100% Tempranillo

  • Vines: 40 years old, single vineyard situated at 750m above sea level

  • At the end of the temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation this wine undergoes a malo-lactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

  • Aged  for 11 months in French oak barrels and then for additional 24 months in bottles

  • Deep, black cherry color with a bright, clean bluish rim. Its gorgeous aromatic expression is complemented by lovely roundness and powerful sweet tannins on the palate.

       
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