Grapes: 100% Tinta del Toro (Tempranillo). Pago del Oro is a 50 year old vineyard, planted with 320 vines per acre.
Elaboration: Our Tinta del Toro vines give between 2 and 3 bunches of grapes per vine. Harvested carefully. Double selection process is used to choose the bunches. Whole grapes are moved into 7,000-liter tanks (after de-stemming without pressing). Temperature controlled, long maceration, using dry ice. Then the wine is aged at least one year in French oak barrels.
Taste: Fruit flavors, full of slight fine woods, and spices. A full-bodied taste with a mature polish and refined tannins that give a long end.
Color: Deep Ruby.
Talking About the Wines:
-International Wine Report, Dec ’17 gave 92 points to 2014 Buil Toro. “Dark and brooding… with aromatics of black tea, dark chocolate shavings, and Turkish coffee. Round and generous, the wine delivers black cherry compote, anise, black tea, and blackberry cobbler flavors, that are supported by a well structure frame. Overall, this is a lovely showing, which will cellar marvelously over the next decade.”
-International Wine Report, April '17 gave 91 points to 2013 Buil Toro. "... This excellent wine begins with aromatics of reminiscent of red cherries, red raspberries, orange rind, pipe tobacco, and suggestions of leather all taking shape. The lithe palate reveals heady flavors of black cherries, cigar box, coffee grounds, blackberry cobbler, and hints of allspice. Chewy and simply delicious, right now, this has the stuffing to cellar beautifully for at least another decade."
-Wine Spectator Magazine, Aug '16 gave 90 points to 2013 Buil Toro. "This generous red delivers ripe blackberry fruit and toasty oak, accented by fresh herbs, black olive, and loam notes. Features a round texture, with firm tannins, and balsamic acidity for structure."