The climate year in Toro was the same as its close neighbors in Ribera de Duero: hot and dry. With one big exception: they didn’t suffer the tragic frost of April 28. The spring began with high temperatures resulting in early budding, and later a sudden drop in temperatures caused the slowdown of the growth cycle again. The late spring and early summer suffered high temperatures that advanced the cycle. In late July and August, temperatures eased up and some precipitation ensured the water reserves until the end of the harvest, improving acidity and giving fruitiness to the wine.
This is an excellent vintage in D.O. Toro. With a somewhat particular autumn due to scarce rainfall and slightly higher than normal temperatures. It wasn’t until early January that the rainfall went back to normal.From February to March, temperatures and rainfall were normal, so the water reserves and the growth cycle began correctly.Budding and flowering were delayed for a few days due to low temperatures in May.The high temperatures start at the end of June, boosting the flowering and growth process.The summer went by without any major weather events until mid-September, when light rains and a drop in temperatures led to a slower ripening until the start of the harvest, which arrived with an optimum degree of ripeness.The wines of this vintage present a great balance between ripeness and acidity. Wines fresh in their youth and prepared to age perfectly.
This year, which was described as a very good one, started with high temperatures that did not lower until the end of November. There were also quite low water reserves. In the early spring, temperatures began to rise, leading to the first bleedings of the vines. The beginning of the growth cycle did not present any major upheavals, except for the low humidity due to the lack of rain during the winter. During May, the vines began to develop their buds, causing the flowering during the first week of June. When they started to ripen, the drought and the stress on the vines was evident. At the end of August, there a certain amount of rain helped to hydrate the bunches, which helped to collect the healthiest grapes.As a result, we have a year with wines of a concentrated profile and some acidity. Perfect in their youth and with a medium ageing capacity.
The vintage began with a rainy autumn and low temperatures that produced frost for days in a row in December. At the beginning of March, temperatures began to recover and at the beginning of April, the start of the growth cycle was already visible. Due to the persistence of high temperatures, the growth of the vines took place faster, bringing forward the flowering. In June, temperatures dropped but in July they increased significantly, causing the dehydration of some berries. In August and early September the weather evolved normally, until the arrival of the harvest.As a result, we have a year with wines of good body and acidity. Fluid wines in their youth and with a good ageing capacity.
The 2013 vintage, rated as a very good one, began in a complicated way. In the early spring, in April and May, temperatures were low and there were heavy rains, significantly delaying the start of the growth cycle. This resulted in late flowering and therefore later ripening. Before the harvest, there was a considerable amount of rain, which produced an interspersed harvest.After a cold and rainy year, the profile of the wines they have produced are less concentrated than usual. Fresher and with a good acidity.
Cherry red colour with violet edge. High robe and abundant tear. Slightly opaque. Nose
Great intensity in the nose. Powerful, with abundant ripe black fruit. Notes of nails and coffee appear. Chocolate, floral aromas of scrub and minerals. Taste
In the mouth, it is a very intense wine. Structured and deep. The notes perceived in the nose appear again: rope black fruit, nail and coffee. At the end, touches of pepper. Abundant tannins of fruit, fine but powerful at the same time. It is a very persistent wine with a long finish.
Dark and bright cherry colour with purple reflections. High layer. Thick slow-falling tears that stain the glass. Nose
Very intense, elegant and very complex aromas. Its abundant notes of very ripe black fruit are mixed with marked mineral and fresh balsamic aromas. Its touches of coffee, sweet cocoa, vanilla and cream add complexity to this wine. Intense background of noble toasted and smoked aromas with hints of scrubland. Taste
Powerful, very wide, elegant but mainly full-bodied and fleshy wine. Very fruity and perfectly balanced palate in which one can rediscover the complexity felt in the nose. It has a long, very tasty and very fresh mid palate with an excellent acidity and excellent balsamic aromas. Its lively tannins are very nice. Long and very persistent finish with an aftertaste of mineral and fruity aromas.
A great wine that will leave nobody indifferent.