Toro (Castile-Leon)

Toro (Castile-Leon)

Max. Summer temp. : 40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: 300-400 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,600-3,000 hours annually

Toro DO

As a historic winemaking area Toro has made a huge comeback in the last twenty years. Its rich, ripe and powerful red wines, based on the native Tinta de Toro grape, began to show their potential after a new generation of trained oenologists began work here and the necessary investment was made in stainless steel equipment.

There has also been a continuous upgrading of harvesting methods in the last decade. Its evolution over recent decades has placed this wine as protagonist of the magma of wine reviews at both national and international levels.

What makes Toro's red wines unusual - and has given them fame since medieval times - is their combination of top-range strength, full fruit, freshness and acidity as well as the ability to age well .

Local producers reckon that young wines peak when two years old, Crianzas at five to nine years, Reservas at thirteen years and Gran Reservas at twenty years.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Toro
Concepción, 3
49800 Toro
Tel.: +34 980-690-335

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Toro PDO

Area under vine
5,550 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
650-825 m.
Soil types
Sandy over alluvial/clay in the south, some limestone in the north/east.
Principal grapes (r)
Tinta de Toro.
Maximum crop
6,000 kg/ha
70 %
Production 2013
18,000,000 kg
Production 2014
21,000,000 kg
Production 2015
19,500,000 kg