Tempranillo, 2015. Toro Loco

Tempranillo, 2015. Toro Loco

Item #: C0318R2IS
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Tempranillo
Vineyard/Appellation: Utiel-Requena D.O., Spain
Color: Medium Crimson
Nose: Cherry, Spice, Earth
Palate: Rich Plum, Cherry
Finish: Spice to Spare
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2023/Red Meat, Game, Fowl/Alcohol: 12.5%

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Toro Loco translates to "Crazy Bull." Not sure how that relates to wine except that the price for this bottle is crazy and that's no bull.

The winery is owned by BVC Bodegas in Spain, but BVC is owned by Benoit Valerie Calvet in France. Calvet is one of the largest wine conglomerates in the world, with holdings in almost every country in Europe, so they know the business well.

Toro Loco is made in Valencia, which is on the eastern seacoast of Spain. It is the largest wine area in the country, covering almost 80,000 acres of vineyards. Wine has been made here for over 2,500 years and it was first recognized as a superior wine-growing region in the Middle Ages.

As Spain's most revered grape, Tempranillo is so prized that it is one of only two grapes of Spanish origin to be planted in France. (The other one is Garnacha.) It is the star of the show in Spain's finest wines, like those coming from Rioja and Ribera del Duero.

Tempranillo shines especially brightly in the maritime climate of Valencia. The slightly longer growing season allows the grapes to mature more slowly and more intensely. Our selection is a blend of Tempranillo and Bobal, Bobal being a local grape that gives added strength and color.

The result is an astounding selection with all the grace and glory we expect from Tempranillo. Spice, cherry, licorice, earth tones and musk oil swirl around in the glass and on your palate like magic.

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