Tierra del Vino de Zamora is a historic region that goes back much further than other regions which posses DO status. No other wine-producing region in Spain has a similar title, and in fact some of the 56 towns that are located within the area include 'del vino' in their title: Morales del Vino, Corrales del Vino, El Cubo del vino...
The Tierra del Vino is dissected by the famous Vía de la Plata, which dates back to the Roman Empire. It originally ran through the cities of Mérida and Astorga, serving as a route used by Roman troops and merchants. The region's climate is unique within the northern plateau, its temperature being the highest on average in Castilla y León.
Viñas del Cénit's vineyards are organised in small parcels of land planted with a substantial amount of old Tempranillo vines, some of which are over a hundred years old and ungrafted. The soil is calcareous, gravel and sand-based, with a layer of red clay underneath.
The young oenologist Almudena Alberca from Salamanca has had ties to Viñas del Cénit since its inception in 2003. She is in charge of supervising the vineyards and also of the vinification processes.
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The deep rich garnet color of this wine prepares you for the abundance of aromas of warm strawberries and sweet spices. The initial flavors on the palate resonate with concentrated fruit flavors such as plums and blackberries and unfold to reveal hints of licorice, cinnamon, cloves and leather. more
The deep garnet color of this wine prepares you for the abundance of aromas of warm strawberries and sweet spices. The initial flavors on the palate resonate with concentrated fruit flavors such as plums and blackberries and unfold to reveal mineral aromas and hints of licorice, cinnamon and... more
This has an intense and deep cherry colour that makes the drinker predisposed to enjoy the wealth of wild strawberry, blackberry and sweet spicy aromas that ensue. On the palate the balance between its oak and ripe fruit concentrate the senses on wild berries and liquorice, leather, cinnamon and... more
Color: bright cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, expressive. Palate: flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins.
This has an intense and deep cherry color that makes the drinker predisposed to enjoy the wealth of wild strawberry, blackberry and sweet spicy aromas that ensue. On the palate the balance between its oak and ripe fruit concentrate the senses on wild berries and suggestions of liquorice, leather,... more
The 2005 Venta Mazzarron is one of the finest values in Spanish wine. Made from 100% Tinta de Toro, it offers up a smoky, complex bouquet with notes of mineral and blackberry. Ripe, sweet, forward, and altogether pleasurable, it can be enjoyed over the next 6-8 years.
Robert Parker's The Wine... more
The Tempranillo harvested from these vinyards produces a deeply colored, full flavored wine with hints of ripe plums, black cherries and sweet exotic spices. more
It has a forward nose displaying lots of ripe, sweet red berry and cherry fruit with noticeable alcoholic heat. The palate is sweetly fruited with a good concentration of pure, smoothly structured red fruits and well integrated but substantial new oak. It's seductive and quite elegant in that the... more
The 2004 Venta Mazzaron, made from old Tinta de Toro vines and aged in French oak, exhibits lovely sweet cherries in an up-front, fruit-driven style, medium body, and no evidence of wood. This is a tasty, value-priced wine to drink over the next 1-2 years. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
A superb discovery by broker Jorge Ordonez, the terrific 2003 Venta Mazzaron is a top-notch value. It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of blackberries, cherries, smoke, licorice, and earth. Medium-bodied and elegant, with wonderful sweetness, plush tannin, and a long, pure... more