Bodegas Triton Tinta de Toro 2014


SKU 8437012566002


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.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Toro
Brand Bodegas Triton
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateA more substantial and intense wine is the 2014 Triton Tinta de Toro. This is from a fabulous appellation in Spain, which deserves more and more attention for the high-quality wines emerging from there. Yields were 0.81 tons of fruit per acre from the sandy, alluvial, gravel soils. The wine was aged in one- to three-year-old Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels for six months prior to bottling. This is beautiful and a great value from Ordoñez. It is a dense ruby/purple with a sweet kiss of crème de cassis, roasted meats, steak tartare, and a touch of licorice and underbrush. The soft tannins and fleshy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel offer substantial flavor and intensity for this price-point. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

Robert Parker, November 2015
  • ws86

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.

Thomas Matthews, 2016