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DO Toro, Palacio de Villachica, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Tinta de Toro
Producer: Palacio de Villachica / Fam. San Miguel
Origin: Spain / Castilla y León / Toro
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Article nr. 37054715
Grape variety: Tinta de Toro
Producer: Palacio de Villachica / Fam. San Miguel
Origin: Spain / Castilla y León / Toro


Cherry red colour with brick red hue. Delicious nose of vanilla with hints of oak as well as ripe, dark red berries. Well structured and supple palate with complexity and considerable length.


Origin: Spain / Castilla y León / Toro
Grape variety: Tinta de Toro
Maturity: 3 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Grilled fish, Spiced grillades, Crispy roast chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Spicy hard cheese, Risotto ai frutti di mare
Vinification: long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in new barriques, long cultivation, some months bottle storage before sale
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 10 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Note: contains sulphites


Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.


Castilla y León

Castile and León: Increasing diversity

Only 30 years ago, the autonomous region of Castile and León was an almost blank spot on the European wine list. This has changed immensely thanks to three grape varieties. The Tempranillo variety yields feisty, strong wines in Ribera del Duero and Toro. And Bierzo, the small wine area in the region's northwest, has experienced an impressive ascent, thanks to the character-laden Mencia variety. Finally, the fresh and fruity Verdelho pressings from Rueda have become the most successful Spanish white wines.



Toro: Distinctive wines with great tradition

The town of Toro, with a population of 10,000, is perched on a rocky plateau high above the Douro River. Its gently rolling vineyards mostly grow the Tempranillo variety, which is called Tinta de Toro here. By the high middle ages, the wines from Toro were already sought after. The main assets of this comparatively small region of 6,000 hectares is the large stocks of old vines, which yield very strong, well-structured wines.


Palacio de Villachica / Fam. San Miguel

Grape varieties

Tinta de Toro

Iberian Native

The Tempranillo is the emblem of Spain. With its juicy cherry fruit, crisp tannins, and its notes of leather and spices, it gives the Rioja its face. In the Ribera del Duero, it is known as Tinta del país. Here it turns out focused and muscular. As it has inhabited the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, it is known under countless synonyms. Across the border in Portugal, it is called Tinta Roriz, and lends colour and body to port wine. It also plays an important role in the booming wine scene of the Douro Valley. The Tempranillo owes its name to its early maturity – "temprano" in Spanish means "early". Tip: do it like they do in Spain and enjoy it with lamb.

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