Country: Spain Region: Toro Vintage: 2016
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: Bodegas Garmon
Our wines show the characteristics of a region with an extreme continental climate, minimum rainfall, abundant hours of sunshine and strong temperature contrasts between night and day. In the municipalities of Villaester and San Román de Hornija, Bodegas San Román has different vineyard estates with a total area of 80 ha, planted mostly with the variety tinta de Toro. The average age of our vines is 35 years old, with a low density of plants which has been increased with the new plantings to generate competition among the roots and regulate the vigor of the vines. Some of our oldest vines were planted with un-grafted original root stock as this area was not affected by the disease Phylloxera.
"The first wine ever produced here is the 2014 Garmon, pure Tempranillo from a diversity of villages all in the province of Burgos, La Aguilera, Moradillo or Baños-Tubilla. All grapes were destemmed and the wine aged in 50/50 new and used French barriques for 16 months. It's quite smoky (smoked bacon) with plenty of spices, generously oaked in general. The sweet spices are combined with sweet fruit, a sensation perceived mainly in the palate. I'd say it's quite typical of the Mariano García style, keeping the Tempranillo character of the grapes in the cooler zone of the appellation, perfumed and with some oak tannins to be resolved by some more time in bottle. This was produced in the Aalto winery, while they build their own space in the village of Olivares de Duero." Luis Gutierre