Bodegas Triton Tinta de Toro 2014
Triton is made with the Tinta de Toro grape, one of Spainʼs oldest Tempranillo clones that is native to Toro. The grapes for this wine come from 10.5 Ha. (25.95 acres) of vineyards located in the town of Morales de Toro, at 800m (2,400 ft.) above sea level. One plot is 6.5 Ha. (16.06 acres) and was planted in 1963, the other is 4 Ha. (9.88 acres) and was planted in 1956. All vineyards were planted in the vaso system. Average yields are approximately 2 tons/Ha. (0.81 tons/acre). The soil is very sandy and is intermixed with alluvial gravel. Six to nine feet below the surface, there is a red clay subsoil, which acts as a reservoir of moisture, which is crucial in this arid region. Triton Tinta de Toro is fermented in stainless steel. After fermentation, it is transferred to primarily one to three wine old Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels for malolactic fermentation. It is then aged for 18 months.
Wine SpectatorRound and juicy, this sappy, fresh red offers ripe black cherry and plum flavors, with toast and chocolate notes. Light, firm tannins give a slightly grippy structure. Drink now through 2018. 8,500 cases made.