Sale Prima 2010 by Bodegas Maurodos
  • Easygoing and approachable
  • Fresh and acidic
  • Bitter cherry and floral nuances

91 Points - "While this is a bit scratchy and rugged up front, that's Toro in a nutshell. In the mouth, things are built like a brick house, while flavors of cassis and berry come with a medicinal note and chocolaty richness. Licorice, pepper and more chocolate flavor define the finish on this stout Tinta de Toro. Drink through 2018." -Wine Enthusiast

COMPOSITION: 90% Tinta de Toro, 10% Garnacha

91 Points - "Deep ruby. Powerful dark fruit aromas are complemented by notes of licorice, dark chocolate and candied violet. Ripe and fleshy, like an '09, yielding intense cassis and bitter cherry flavors and a suave floral nuance. Finishes chewy and long, with excellent clarity and soft tannins." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

90 Points - "This polished red exhibits harmonious flavors of black cherry, chocolate, licorice and mineral, with well-integrated tannins and fine acidity. Not showy, but retains depth and focus. Tinta de Toro and Garnacha." -Wine Spectator

Estate bottled. Unfiltered.

The grapes for Prima are sourced from vines aged 5-25 years old from the villages of San Roman de Hornija, Villaster and Morales. The vineyards tend to be planted in sandy-clay soils as opposed to the stonier soils of fruit sourced for San Roman. Harvested by hand and selection of grapes in the vineyard. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled, conical, stainless steel tanks which allow for caps to naturally be broken very softly during pump overs. The wine was aged for 12 months in second and third fill French and American oak barrels, which had previously been used for the maturation of San Roman. Unfiltered.

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