Bodegas Torremoron 2015 Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 10516
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand with a percentage of clay and limestone in the subsoil
Elevation: 2,703 feet
Case Production: 12,000
Location Notes: Torremorón is made in the small village of Quintanamanvirgo (population: 94). The people are very proud of their common wine heritage; everyone in town works for the winery. Quintanamanvirgo has two businesses: the bar and the winery. If you ever want to experience and taste the authentic personality of Ribera del Duero, head directly for this town and ask for Fernando de la Cal.
Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are located within the province of Burgos. The Burgos area of Ribera del Duero is situated at a higher altitude and has a cooler climate than either the Rueda or Toro regions to the west. The wines from Ribera's Burgos area are usually darker, more concentrated and more aromatic than wines from the western Valladolid area of Ribera del Duero.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are picked manually during the cool night hours. After de-stemming and crush, the must (crushed grapes and juice) is macerated for three days on the skins in stainless steel tank at cool temperature (10C or 50F). After fermentation, the wine is macerated for an additional 20 days to extract additional flavor and color from the skins. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for three months before filtration and bottling.
Tasting Notes: This is one of the most intense, pure and bright Tempranillo wines you'll ever taste. It is made from vines planted from 1914 - 1934, which produce grapes with unmistakably pronounced concentration and complexity! Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by a peppery note and a suggestion of smoky minerals. Vibrant and focused on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and cassis flavors that put on weight with aeration. Seamless and expressive, with no rough edges and a long, gently tannic finish that echoes the blueberry note. This would pair well with Thai beef salad, marinated Korean BBQ pork, duck or chicken dishes.