Red Wine San Román 2018
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The Tinta de Toro vines from which San Román is produced were planted in 1977. Some of them, though, are even older. Organically farmed, they grow in sandy and rocky soils in an area with a Continental climate and great temperature differences between daytime and nighttime.
The winemaking process of this Spanish red wine from DO Toro was extremely meticulous. Each plot was separately harvested and fermented depending on its specific needs and characteristics.
The grapes were destemmed and fermented at a low temperature in different types of containers. Macerated with the skins, the resulting wine must was gently drawn off and transferred into French and American oak barrels, 20% new.
After that, San Román 2018 from Bodegas Maurodos was aged for 24 months and clarified with egg whites before being bottled in February 2021. Before its commercial release, the wine spent a further 6 months in the cellar.
Decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking.
Bear in mind that this Toro red wine will grow over time.
The wine San Román is high ruby with a purplish rim.
Delightfully harmonious, this Tinta de Toro suggests notes of juicy black fruit, a panoply of oriental spices, enchanting floral touches, hints of toffee and cinnamon, along with a mineral background and some forest-like sensations. The masterful touch of star winemaker Mariano García shines through.
Bold, robust, and nonetheless distinctively elegant. This, by the way, is the crucial feature of the best wines from Toro: the combination of the big structure of the grape, together with a delicacy one would never expect in such brawny wines. Loads of black fruit, wonderful mineral notes and ripe tannins. Texture is silky and acidity is no less than extraordinary. This wine from Bodegas San Román has a long, persistent finish with some spicy, fruity remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Deep, nuanced and opulent, San Román 2018 will considerably improve in the bottle over the next years.
San Román 2017:
Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 93.
San Román 2016:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. James Suckling 92.
San Román 2015:
Enterwine 94. Parker 93.
San Román 2014:
Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Peñín 94.
San Román 2013:
Enterwine 95. Parker 93. Peñín 93.
San Román 2012:
Parker 94. Peñín 93. Wine Spectator 95.
San Román 2011:
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
San Román 2010:
San Román 2009:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|