Great Wines of the World

  • Name :

    Toro D.O.

  • Soil and subsoil :

    Rio Duero bank, clay and sand

  • Types of vine :

    100% Tinto de Toro

  • Average age of the vineyard :

    40 years

  • Cultivation / Care of the vine :

    Globet pruning
    Hand picked

  • Wine-making :

    traditional cellar, recently updated with modern equipment (temperature controlled and auto-emptying vats,
    pneumatic pressing).

  • Process :

    In vats for the ORO, and in American oak barrels for the ORO Seleccion and ORO Reserva.

  • Annual production :

    100 000 bottles

Spurred by the success of TAJA, produced in the Jumilla appellation in southeast Spain, Mähler-Besse completed their range of Spanish wines by adding ORO (meaning gold) in the Toro appellation to the northwest of Madrid. This 4,000-hectare region was chosen due to the potential it has to produce great wines. The vineyards are planted with some of the oldest vines in Spain, mainly Tinta de Toro, a close relative to Tempranillo and are on the banks of the Rio Duero, with the soil and subsoil made up of clay and sand. The small size of the vineyard and low yields make ORO a relatively rare wine, sure to delight wine lovers with its deep colour and concentration.
Rich and concentrated, the ORO wines develop a bouquet of black fruit (blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries) with an elegant hint of vanilla from well-integrated oak.