Wines of Castilla y León are among the most recognized in Spain. With an extra flavor and a quality defined by its long experience, history and tradition, they are exported overseas and have an excellent life with outstanding cellars.
This is the case of the wine of Toro, which extends over the community of Castilla y León, mainly in Zamora and a part of Valladolid, with a total of 62,000 ha and a vineyard area of 8,000 ha.
The most important grape varieties are the Tinta de Toro, a Tempranillo uniqueness of unknown origin, although it could date from the Roman age and currently has the certification seal as an autochthonous variety and name. Other varieties of the DO Toro are Garnacha, Verdejo and Malvasia.
Top notch reds
The best-known wines of this appellation are red, which are elaborated from the Tinta de Toro variety and we get the classes roble, crianza, reserva and gran reserva. The crianza offers brilliant color and spicy aromas, such as vanilla and licorice. In palate they are intense.
The reserves have aromas of citrus and wood, and we notice a unique creaminess. With meat, pasta, poultry… they will be always perfect. The gran reserva holds the cherry color and an unmatched deep and intense flavor. Besides ripe fruit and berries, it tastes of oils and licorice.
Finally, the roble red has a distinctive flavor of red fruits with some sweet and fresh touch. With salads, pasta, foie, turkey, pork… you will always succeed if you show up with this huge personality Toro wine.
Light whites and rosés
The rosés, meanwhile, taste like cherries and strawberries and reflect a bright color mixed with rubies and roses. The whites, gold and yellow, are fresh and smoother. They remind us of citrus and fruits such as apples.