Red Wine Tritón Tinta de Toro 2017
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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.
The red wine Tritón Tinta de Toro has a bright, clean, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
At first, this Toro red wine of Bodegas Ordóñez shows some smoky notes, hints of flowers and notions of red berries. As the wine opens, we smell aromas of ripe black fruit, sweet spices and some mineral undertones combined with a dash of liquorice.
Intense and bold, this Crianza red wine also reveals a gentle core which is typical of the wonderful 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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|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|