|Wine maker notes|
|Location: The winery and vineyards are located in the town of Quintanamanvirgo, south of Burgos, between the towns of Roa and Guzman. Quintanamanvirgo is a small town with a population of 106 people. The Torremoron winery supports most of the families in this small town.
Vineyards: 500 acres of old Tempranillo vines.
Soil: Limestone and sandy soils that allow the roots to go deep and enjoy good water drainage.
Climate: Continental/Atlantic; hot days and cool nights with moderate rainfall. This climate allows the grapes to ripen during the day, and at night the low temperatures halt the ripening process. The grapes take longer to ripen here than in many other areas in Spain, which results in bigger wines with more structure, color and fruit.
|Bodegas Torremoron is located in Quintanamanvirgo, a tiny village located in the northern heart of the Ribera del Duero. Winemaker Fernando de la Cal produces a traditionally made 100% Tempranillo from his family’s 80-100 year old vines. The vineyards are planted at 2,703 feet to sand with clay and limestone subsoil. The classic continental climate of the Burgos subregion – sunny days, cool nights and moderate rainfall results in darker, more concentrated wines than those from its western Ribera del Duero counterparts. The fruit was picked at night to preserve freshness and then destemmed and crushed. The grapes were macerated at cool temperatures for a total of 23 days, aged for three months in stainless steel tanks and then filtered before bottling. Showcasing intense aromas of red berries, spice cake, minerals and a hint of cracked pepper, the wine presents fresh redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that is the hallmark of traditionally made Tempranillo. The finish is pure and bright with slight notes of bitter herbs.|