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Red wine 2016 D.O. Toro, Castilla y León, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #BVi-L29272V

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Last reviewed: 13 August, 2018
The DO area named after the city of the same name (Toro = bull) is located in the northern Spanish region of Castilla y León not far from the Portuguese border. The DO Rueda borders to the east, the big river Duero crosses both areas. Toro is also known as "Tierra del Pan" (Land of Bread) because of the huge wheat fields. The vineyards cover about 4,000 hectares and are mostly located in the valleys of the Guareña at an altitude of 600 to 750 meters above sea level. Already in the 13th century, monks cultivated vines here. In 1215, the first Spanish university was moved to the city of Salamanca (outside the DO) in the south (from Palencia), which gave a...

One of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain or historical landscape (also Old Castile, Spanish Castilla y León) with around 66,000 km² in the north of the Iberian peninsula, also known as the "land of castles". This was once the border region between the Christian and Moorish worlds, which is why many border fortresses were built here. It is considered the heartland of modern-day Spain. In 1492, the Moors were expelled and Valladolid became the capital instead of Burgos. It remained so until 1561, when King Philip II. (1527-1598) chose Madrid in New Castile as the new capital. In the extremely eventful 16th century, viticulture experienced a heyday due to the needs of the...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

Synonym (also Tinto de Toro, Tinta del Toro, Tinto del Toro, Tinta Toro, Tinto Toro) for the grape variety Tempranillo; see there.

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