Tio Uco 2017. Alvar de Dios. Toro
Alvar de Dios started in 2011, he recovered the old vines abandoned from his grandfather and began to make wine following the organic farming, also some biodynamic methods. The vines are located in Toro DO-North Spain-, not far from the border of Portugal. The vineyards planted in sandy soils at 750m. in an extreme continental climate, contribute to good acidity and aromas, present in the grapes. Tinta de Toro for reds – Tempranillo – is the main grape. Alvar focuses more on working for a high quality grapes and low or none intervention at the winery to show the full expression of the terroir in Toro. Results in a very aromatic, soft and delicate fruity wines with plenty of freshness.
|Tasting Notes||Red and black fruits, spices-black pepper- minerality and vibrant acidity that buoys the fruit and spice. Good pairing charcuterie/cheese, tuna steak. Simply ridiculously good.|
|Fermentation process||Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in big foudres and aged 8 months|
|Grape varieties||Garnacha, Tinta de Toro|