TERMES - Red Wine
Producer Notes 2013 (Automatic Translation)
The vintage 2013 was one of those atypical vintages in Toro.
Sprouting was slow. It started in late March and slowed due to low temperatures, to come up with new vigor in a hot and humid April.
The spring flowed smoothly and with abundant precipitations, adding almost 100 mm until the flowering in the first week of June. This generated an unusual availability of water that made the strain vegetate without problems or stress. A warm June and July helped to a balanced and healthy vegetative cycle. Temperatures decreased again in August, improving the thermal jump between day and night and leading to a slow maturation in which the strain retained all its natural acidity and freshness of aromas.
The harvest began finally in the first days of October marked by some episodes of rain that impressed its rhythm to the creatures. In the end an abundant harvest was collected, of vibrant tannin, fresh and of fresh aromas.
Located in the Denomination of Origin Toro, in the terms of Valdefinjas, Morales de Toro, Toro and Venialbo.
Franco-sandy soils at an average altitude of 700 meters.
Age: 30 to 50 years.
Exclusively manual with rigorous selection of clusters in perfect condition and at its optimum moment of maturity, both in vineyard and in wine cellar.
Traditional elaboration, 100% destemmed.
4 to 6 days of cold maceration.
Prolonged maceration with the skins for 21 days after fermentation, with light footprints.
Temperature controlled between 28°C and 29°C.
14 months in French oak barrels. Racks every 4 months.
Released in November 2015 after 5 months of aging.
Color: Bright ruby with violet highlights. Medium and slow tears.
Aroma: Fresh and young nose with fruity notes reminiscent of strawberries in the forest as well as white flowers. The aromas of aging such as spices and dulce de leche are harmonized with fresh notes of wild mint and rosemary.
Taste: With a very round entrance, the wine develops with intensity, power and balance. An evolution in the mouth with fresh sensations, vibrant and memories of red fruits, of mount with his aromatic herbs and of long end.