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Almirez

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Toro

Location

Valdefinjas and Toro.

Varietal

100% Tinta de Toro

Vineyards

Proprietary vineyards located in Valdefinjas and Toro.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1951 and 2000.

Viticulture

Head trained goblet vines. Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Organic soil amendments. Exclusively manual harvest with a rigorous selection of hand harvested grapes in the vineyard.

Soils

Predominantly sandy clay soils with a limestone subsoil. The surface is intermixed with rounded stones that retain heat and radiate during the cool nights, helping the grapes achieve full ripeness.

Climate

Continental steppe climate, with drastic temperature swings between day and night. The climate is also very dry – annual rainfall levels reach 350 liters/m2, less than half of Rioja and much less than Ribera del Duero.

Winemaking

Traditional method. 100% destemmed. Temperature controlled fermentation with selected indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Total maceration is 24 days. The wine is transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. 30% new French oak.

Aging

14 months in Bordelaise French oak barrels. 30% new, 70% one wine barrels.

Comments

Almirez represents the fruit forward expression of Tinta de Toro combined with elegant structure, delicate tannin, and excellent length.