Finca Sobreno Organic Toro 2020

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Alcohol: 13%

Grape(s): Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)

Localization: Toro, Castilla y Leon, Spain

Tasting Notes: Finca Sobreno Organic offers an intense cherry red color with violet edges. Powerful and rich aromas on the nose with touches of ripe red fruits and pleasant floral notes followed by toasty nuances. Smooth and elegant on the palate with flavors of red fruits and flowers. Balanced acidity and subtle tannins.

Notes: Following a careful selection, the grapes were destemmed and crushed, and the must undergo cold maceration at 7º C for 24 hours before fermentation, which took place at a constant 28º C in stainless steel. The total fermentation and maceration period lasted 18 days.
This wine was then aged for four months in American oak barrels, renewed by 1/4 yearly. The wine was also aged six months in the bottle before release in the marketplace.

Food pairing: Ideal for any meat, bird, roast, pasta, cheese, and seafood in the sauce.

The Domain: Finca Sobreño is one of the original winegrowers in the D.O. Toro. Founded by Roberto San Ildefonso in 1998, it was one of less than ten registered wineries in the appellation, which today counts more than 50 producers. Roberto was originally from Rioja but left the region when he realized the potential to craft bold, powerful, beautifully structured wines from the Tempranillo clone, Tinta de Toro. This variety produces smaller grapes with thicker skins than Tempranillo. This grape has a higher color concentration and more anthocyanins (which give the wine its aromas) and tannins (which give structure).

The principal winemaking consultant is Manuel Ruiz Hernández, one of Rioja's most respected enologists.

Finca Sobreño currently owns 80 hectares (197 acres) of the vineyard, of which about half are vines over 45 years old and divided into many small parcels. In addition, the winery controls 155 hectares of independently owned old-vine plots. The vineyards are 100% Tinta de Toro, pruned "en vaso" (bush vines), and double cordon Royat in the newer plantings. Soil types are alluvial, with a thick clay subsoil and a mix of sand and gravel. Yields are quite low, averaging about 4,000 kg/hectare.

Many of the vines are ungrafted. The winery owns 1,400 barriques (primarily American oak) and boasts a production capacity of 500,000 bottles/year.