About This Wine
Manuel Farina could be considered the savior of the Toro wine region.
Prior to Farina’s arrival, Toro was considered the “black sheep” of Spain’s wine regions. Its “specialty” was faceless blended wines of little distinction, most of which were sold in the immediate area because they were of little interest to exporters or importers.
But Farina believed in the region, and was determined to see it succeed. He led the investment in modern technology and equipment that improved quality immediately — in both the vineyards and cellars. And once he had something in the bottle that was worth selling, Farina became a tireless promoter of Toro, part of Spain’s Castilla y Leon growing region.
Today, the entire Castilla y Leon area is highly regarded in international wine circles, and Tempranillo is among the star grape varieties. The 2010 Peromato Tempranillo is a medium-bodied and delicious wine — another in an ever-lengthening line of success stories from Manuel Farina.
Its aromas and flavors often combine elements of berryish fruit, herbaceousness, and an earthy-leathery minerality. Rarely bottled as a stand-alone varietal, but frequently used as the base variety in blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Tempranillo
- Grape Source:Castilla y Leon Growing Area of Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Red Berries, Blackberry, Plum, Cocoa, and Bittersweet Chocolate
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionmarinated London broil, or veal Parmigiana.