Sabor Real - Toro label
Sabor Real - Toro bottle

Sabor Real - Toro 2008

  • Producer Bodegas Campina
  • Blend 100% Tempranillo
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla Y Leon
  • Appellation Toro
  • UPC 0 15643 24628 9
  • Producer Bodegas Campina
  • Blend 100% Tempranillo
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla Y Leon
  • Appellation Toro
  • UPC 0 15643 24628 9
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Item# 98089-08

Product Ratings

Robert Parker 90pt

Appellation

The Toro appellation is in the North West area of Spain, it is crossed by Duero River. The main variety is Tinta de Toro, a clone from the Tempranillo grape. There is a high percentage of pre-phylloxera vineyards in this region. Phylloxera is a microscopic louse that lives on and eats the roots of grapes, it destroyed most of the vineyards throughout Europe in the late 19th century. Phylloxera didn’t arrive in this are because of their sandy soils which the louse cannot live in. Toro wines are powerful and higher in alcohol, often with a distinctly roasted, meaty character.

Estate

This wine is crafted from a small network of 19 vineyard owners. Their wish was to make wines with the old vines that were planted by their grandfathers or their parents. What then seemed a dream, today is a reality that is reflected in the winemaking facilities and the latest in technology. In 2005 the winery was built and one year later, the cooperative launched the first of its wines. Rosa Maria Zarza was the person selected to make their wines and to control the vineyard. An experienced winemaker that makes wines in different appellations all around Spain but it was in this region, in Toro, where she made her first wine. They own 500 acres of vineyards in different districts in the appellation. Additionally, they only make wines with their own grapes, in order to control the quality. 40% of the vines are at least 80 years old and none of their vines are younger than 20 years.