+ GRAPES: Blend of super old vine Garnacha and Tinto di Toro (a.k.a. Tempranillo) from Toro in Castilla y Leon in northwestern Spain
+ FUNDAMENTALS: Hand-harvested, destemmed, whole-cluster pressed. All wild yeast, followed by aging 14 months in used old barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and without any added sulfur. A mere 1,000 cases produced this vintage.
+ PROFILE: Dry. Medium-plus body. Dried wildflowers and warm cement on the nose. Flavors of forest berries, black currants, river stones, and fresh potting soil. Notable tannins. Integrated oak.
+ FUN FACT: These young winemakers are reimagining the wines of the heat-saturated region of Toro, most often associated with inky, tannic, and rustic wines. These are the antithesis - and anything but your parents' Tinto di Toro with the black bull.