100% Tempranillo (aka Tinta del Pais). The vines were planted from 1908-1930. Here, the fresh, red berried, mineral character of Ribera shows through, with a slightly spicy, minty note. This is one of only a few Ribera wines where you can taste the "cut" and chewy, juicy Tempranillo flavors unburdened by oak. A crisp fruited wine with structure and substance, it's neither light nor unduly heavy. This would pair well with Thai beef salad,... View More
The Wine Advocate
The purple-colored 2010 Torremoron is 100% Tempranillo that was raised in stainless steel. Spice box, licorice, lavender, and blackberry aromas inform the nose of a juicy, ripe, succulent wine that will be a crowd-pleaser for another 4+ years. It is an outstanding value.
Torremorón, made in the small town of Quintanamanvirgo, is a great example of an artisanal, handcrafted wine rather than a commercial wine with no personality or soul. Just west of the villages of Anguix and La Horra and north of Pedrosa de Duero and Roa, Quintanamanvirgo is well situated in the north central area of Ribera. Many of Ribera’s top bodegas farm vineyards here in the alluvial, sandy and clay-heavy soils in vineyard sites that... View More