Cantalapiedra Viticultores, "Arenisca" Tinta de Toro 2017Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Tinta de Toro, aka... Tempranillo
In the region of Castilla y Leon of western Spain is Rueda. The grapes Verdejo and Tinto de Toro thrive here. In Rueda, there was a transition of conventional winemaking and then a slow progression (by a few) to make more expressive wines with lower intervention. The Cantalapiedras family dates back to the 19th century in the Rueda, with each generation bringing something new. There was a transition of conventional farming and selling fruit to finally bottling their own wines in 2014. There was another transition of making organic and biodynamic farming a priority. Manuel is the lead of the current generation, making wines both single vineyard and entry level.
This bottle is named “Arenisca” which means sandstone. It is made from Tinta de Toro, which is Rueda’s name for the Tempranillo grape. “Paraje Los Panaderos” is the name of the vineyard in Toro where this wine comes from. This site is among the highest elevation in the area. There is 30% stem inclusion for added structure and it spends 11 months in used French oak. While many Toro wines are very tannic, this bottle is balanced.