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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Vinos Torremoron Tempranillo 2011
Vinos Torremoron Tempranillo 2011
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is one of the most intense, pure and bright Tempranillo wines you'll ever taste. It is made from 80-100 year old vines, which produce grapes with unmistakably pronounced concentration and complexity! An incredible value, this wine has consistently high quality every vintage.

Here, the fresh, red berried, mineral character of Ribera shows through, with a slightly spicy, minty note. This is one of only a few Ribera wines where you can taste the "cut" and chewy, juicy Tempranillo flavors unburdened by oak. A crisp fruited wine with structure and substance, it's neither light nor unduly heavy. This would pair well with Thai beef salad, marinated Korean BBQ pork, Peking duck and meat or chicken dishes with a piquant play of spices.

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About Vinos Torremoron:

Torremorón, made in the small town of Quintanamanvirgo, is a great example of an artisanal, handcrafted wine rather than a commercial wine with no personality or soul. Just west of the villages of Anguix and La Horra and north of Pedrosa de Duero and Roa, Quintanamanvirgo is well situated in the north central area of Ribera. Many of Ribera’s top bodegas farm vineyards here in the alluvial, sandy and clay-heavy soils in vineyard sites that are optimally located at altitude. Torremorón is crafted in this small village (population: 94) whose people are very proud of their common wine heritage; everyone in town works for the winery. Quintanamanvirgo has two businesses: the bar and the winery. If you ever want to experience and taste the authentic personality of Ribera del Duero, head directly for this town and ask for Fernando de la Cal. When you meet him, ask him to show you his vineyards and his family cave where wine was made in the 1800’s. Made with 80-100 year old vines, Torremorón is a genuine wine, one of the most pure expressions of Tempranillo that you’ll come across.

Photo Credit: Friederike Paetzold, Vinimenta.com