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Considered by many the rock star brother of Ribera del Duero, as they make the same style of wines, but the Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) that grows here is darker, stronger skinned and can produce wines so concentrated and full of fruit, they will leave you in wine heaven. Located in province of Zamora, Toro has quickly became extremely popular around the world. Wine makers from all corners of Spain and the world have been trying to invest in some land here for the last couple of years, but few can get in, as the real estate is only for the wealthy. However this wine region is not new, the village of Toro is extremely old and the wine that Christopher Columbus drank on his boats was from Toro. This wine region was classified as a DO in 1987 and will probably be one of the best quality wine regions in Spain within the next 10 years. Top 3 wineries in this region are: Bodegas Numanthia-Termes, Bodegas San Roman and Bodegas Pintia.


KEY INFORMATION ABOUT TORO

  • Official Denominación de Origen Year: 1987
  • Acres Under Vine: 19,700
  • Soil: Limestone, Clay 
  • Vineyard Elevation: 2000 to 2450 Feet
  • Major Grapes (Red): Tinta de Toro (tempranillo), Garnacha
  • Major Grapes (White): Verdejo, Malvasía
  • Estimated Wineries: 45


WEATHER IN TORO

 

MONTH January February March April May June July August September October November December
AVERAGE WEATHER High: 48ºF Low: 37ºF High: 52ºF Low: 39ºF High: 55ºF Low: 43ºF High: 59ºF Low: 45ºF High: 66ºF Low: 48ºF High: 75ºF Low: 55ºF High: 82ºF Low: 59ºF High: 82ºF Low: 57ºF High: 77ºF Low: 55ºF High: 64ºF Low: 48ºF High: 55ºF Low: 43ºF High: 48ºF Low: 39ºF




SELECTION OF TORO WINES

Bodegas Maurodos, Prima
Region: Toro
Grape Varietal: 95% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), 5% Garnacha
Usually Scores: 90-92
Price: $20

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Bodegas Numanthia-Termes, Termes
Region: Toro
Grape Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
Usually Scores: 90-96
Price: $29

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Bodegas Numanthia-Termes, Termanthia
Bodegas Numanthia-Termes, TermanthiaRegion: Toro
Grape Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
Usually Scores: 95-100
Price: $189


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