Bodegas Torremoron 2020 Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 15993
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand with a percentage of clay and limestone in the subsoil
Terroir Notes: Just west of the villages of Anguix and La Horra and north of Pedrosa de Duero and Roa, Quintanamanvirgo is situated in the north central area of Ribera del Duero. Many of Ribera's top bodegas farm vineyards here in the alluvial, sandy, and clay-heavy soils located at high altitude. 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. When you meet him, ask him to show you his vineyards and his family cave where wine was made in the 1800's. Made with 1908 to 1930-year-old vines, Torremorón is a genuine wine, one of the most pure expressions of Tempranillo that you'll come across.
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 manually harvested during the cool night hours. After destemming and crushing, the must macerates for three days on the skins in stainless steel tanks at cool temperature (10C or 50F). After fermentation, the wine macerates for another 20 days to extract additional flavor and color from the skins. The wine ages 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. Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by a peppery note and a suggestion of smoky minerals. It is vibrant and focused on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and cassis flavors that put on weight with aeration. Torremorón is seamless and expressive, with no rough edges and a long, gently tannic finish. This will pair well with Thai beef salad, marinated Korean BBQ pork, duck and chicken dishes.