the spanish aquisition

Telmo Rodriguez, D.O Toro

D.O. Toro is about 1.5 hours due north of Madrid and specialises in Tempranillo. Toro's soil is rich, alluvial, and the temperature is blistering in summer, which makes it famous for very boisterous, full-bodied dry reds. It will not surprise if Toro continues to evolve as a key site for those attempting to garner Parker points by following the sugar-&-oak recipe for success!

Historically, Toro is an area of ancient yet impoverished viticulture which had been largely forgotten until recently. At the end of the 1990s, Toro started to be discovered once again, mostly because the influence of nearby Ribera del Duero. Unlike Ribera del Duero, Toro can draw on a wealth of old vineyards. Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez is part of Toro's renaissance. The replanting of ungrafted vines, without American rootstocks, has allowed them to explore Tempranillo intimately in its purest expression.

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