Dominio del Bendito - 2019 - El Primer Paso - 750 ml.
Spain - Toro
Red - Vintage: 2019 - Size: 750 ml.
Gallic Antony Terryn is one of the most unconventional winemakers in Toro, captivated by its "exceptional" heritage of old, ungrafted vines, some of which are pre-phylloxera. The Spanish word 'Bendito' is joyful, perfectly fitting his state of mind when working with such old vines. Terryn grows around 22 hectares of vines, 15 of which are his own. One of the few winemakers in the area employing cement vats and describes his winemaking style as "simple and intuitive." El Primer Paso is a perfect introduction to Toro reds: robust yet not heavy, fruit-driven, and showing the area's distinctive rustic-earthy edge. The opulent and enveloping Las Sabias comes from 45+ year-old vines, while Titán del Bendito is made with the oldest, ungrafted vines from Pago La Jara and aims to show the purest expression of Toro's terroir made to age
The 2019 vintage combines quantity and quality, and the wines are ripe and round, as I could see in the 2019 El Primer Paso. The wine reveals ripe berries and integrated spice after six months in barrel. It's full-bodied, with abundant, slightly dusty tannins. 69,460 bottles produced.