Denominacion de Origen
Valdefinjas and Toro.
100% Tinta de Toro
Proprietary vineyards located in Valdefinjas and Toro.
Between 1951 and 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 months in Bordelaise French oak barrels. 30% new, 70% one wine barrels.
Almirez represents the fruit forward expression of Tinta de Toro combined with elegant structure, delicate tannin, and excellent length.