Spanish wines from the D.O. Toro
The wine-growing area with the designation of origin Toro is located in northern central Spain. Toro wines are made from four grape varieties. The Tinta de Toro, an archetype of the Tempranillo grape, is the main variety, followed by the red Grenache. The grape (...) continue reading
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The wine-growing area with the designation of origin Toro is located in northern central Spain. Toro wines are made from four grape varieties. The Tinta de Toro, an archetype of the Tempranillo grape, is the main variety, followed by the red Grenache. The grape varieties Malvasia and Verdejo are used for white wines. The red wines from D.O. Toro are characterized by their deep red color and their strong taste. Find your favorites at iberoWine and simply order them online.
Wines of Toro
DO Toro wines enjoy a self-made grape variety with the same name.
History of Toro appellation wine
Its origins predate the settlement of the Romans.
It is considered that the Romans (210 BC) were the true promoters of viticulture in the Duero basin, invading the territory previously emptied and totally destroying the city under the orders of the Carthaginian general Anibal.
In the Middle Ages it was considered a good of great appreciation, being granted royal privileges that allowed its commercialization in cities where the sale of other wines was prohibited.
They were filled with these real wineries and ships that would reach the lands of the new world.
During the 19th century, it was exported in large quantities to France to supply the lack of wine caused by the plague of phylloxera.
In the 70s of the 20th century, the first steps were taken to create what, with the passage of time, would become the Toro Denomination of Origin, whose culmination came in 1987.
In the year 1990 the Junta de Castilla y León is immersed in a plan of clonal and sanitary selection of the vine, rescuing and multiplying the autochthonous varieties of the Community, among them the Tinta de Toro, which at this moment enjoys the seal of certification as an autochthonous variety, with its own name, with well defined agronomic and ampelographic characteristics. The trade of the same is issued with blue label and its corresponding clone number.