Bodegas Vatan - 2018 - Vatan Tinta de Toro - 3 L
Vintage: 2018 - Size: 3 L - Type: RedVatan is the pure representation of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain, from some of the oldest ungrafted vines in the country, located in the only Spanish D.O. that completely resisted the phylloxera plague. During the Middle Ages, Toro was Spain’s most famous winemaking region. 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. In 14th Century Sevilla, the sale of any foreign wine was prohibited, save the wines of Toro. These wines accompanied Spanish explorers to the New World. D.O. Toro was rediscovered in the 1990's by the Numanthia project, masterminded by Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family.
Dried-berry and fig aromas with chocolate and walnuts, following through to a full body with lots of tannins and a chewy finish. Shows some freshness and agility for the appellation. This needs time to soften. Better after 2022.