Red Wine Tritón Tinta de Toro 2017

Crianza red wine. Varietal Tinta de Toro aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 8 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Toro
Grapes Varieties: Tinta de Toro,
Wineries: Bodegas Ordóñez
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This Spanish red wine is the result of the joint effort of oenologist Patrick Meagher and Bodegas Ordóñez in the DO Toro.

Interestingly, Tritón Tinta de Toro is made from ungrafted vines planted in 1962 in several plots composed of sandy and red clay soils.

Located at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level, in order to survive the plants have to endure tough conditions: heavy winds, little rain and great differences of temperature between daytime and nighttime. Thus, yields are extremely low.

Harvested manually and selected at the vineyard, the Tinta de Toro grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred into French oak barrels (70% Burgundy and 30% Bordeaux). There, this varietal Tinta de Toro was aged for 8 months after the completion of malolactic fermentation.

Aerate Tritón Tinta de Toro 2017 30 minutes before drinking.

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The red wine Tritón Tinta de Toro has a bright, clean, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


At first, this varietal Tinta de Toro shows some smoky notes, hints of flowers and notions of red berries. As the wine opens, we perceive aromas of ripe black fruit, sweet spices and some mineral undertones combined with a dash of liquorice.


Intense and bold, this wine from Bodegas Ordóñez also reveals a gentle core which is typical of the nice Tinta de Toro grape. Ripe black fruit, a panoply of toasted and spicy notes, intimations of dry earth and liquorice, crunchy tannins and first-class acidity. Medium finish with some smokey and fruity remembrances.

Our personal opinion

This Tritón Tinta de Toro 2017 is, in one word, delicious. We simply love this grape variety.


Tritón Tinta de Toro 2016:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. James Suckling 92.

Tritón Tinta de Toro 2015:

Parker 94. Peñín 92.

Tritón Tinta de Toro 2014:

Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 91.

Tritón Tinta de Toro 2011:

Second vintage. Tanzer 91.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stews
Taste Dry and full bodied, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
Bold, but not overcooked. Very expressive, and with that depth typical Spanish wines.
Review by (Posted on 3 April 2019)
Not for the faint-hearted. If you're a Californian or Aussie-style wine nut, try this one. I loved it
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
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