Cillar de Silos

Ribera del Duero

'Torresilo' Tinto Fino 2018


Old vines, rendered poetic! Most of the fruit here is off vines in the 60-70 year old range, grown in sand and gravel (the clay patches are selected out for Joven and Rosado). Stainless steel fermentation, 16 months new French.

All fruit is hand selected in the field and then hand-sorted upon reception in the bodega. Most fermentations are in stainless steel, all fruit is de-stemmed, and the wines are gently macerated for 7-10 days, with daily pumpovers, lightly pressed to undergo malolactic in French oak. New oak is used for the Torresilo.

Fine, deep blue-note cola aromatics are underpinned by gorgeous silty clay-dirt smells imbued with licorice, tobacco, cowhide and rainforest timber...very pure, and very Ribera. Blueberry fruit in the mouth plus Silos' typical red heather is cut by nutty tannins and precisely set tangy-anisey mineral acidity. So silky, creamy, but in no part fatty.