Our Buyer has an uncanny knack for sniffing out terrific quality from exciting Spanish regions at remarkably affordable prices. The latest find is Toro’s irresistible Joya del Río, a red wine packed with dark, spiced fruit and freshness.
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Silky, fresh and supple, well balanced with intense pure fruit
Ripe red berries – cherry and strawberry – with sweet spice
Toro has been growing grapes for centuries but only recently has this region shown its strength for top end wines. It lies in the heart of Castilla y León, northwest of Madrid. In the past, wines from here were extremely alcoholic – 16% vol was not uncommon – but new methods introduced by the next, well travelled generation of winemakers have changed their profile dramatically. Made from Tinto del Toro (a thicker skinned Tempranillo), the best reds are fruitier, with weight and complexity. Unoaked and using old-vine fruit for intensity, Joya del Río (meaning Jewel of the Duero) is a celebration of the winery, founded over 50 years ago, and the wine's Scottish born winemaker, Pamela Geddes. Recommended with red meats, game or strong cheese.
"Exceeded all my expectations. Smooth and medium bodied. Jolly good"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage