A Project by Oscar Garrote, Cristiano Van Zeller and Pipa Ortega
Every grape grower has its own way of transmitting his presence, his consciousness and his moral through his work in the vineyard. A deep and close knowledge of the land and an experience of three generations of grape growers give this wine a unique expression. For the “Terra Duro” we only use the grapes of post-phylloxera vines about 140 years of age, which grow on a unique “terroir” situated in the historic Pago “Bardales” at about 750 meters above the sea level.
The majority of the work is done manually, like pruning, hoeing around the vines, the treatment with sulphur or powder of stinting nettle. Only for ploughing mechanical means are applied. For the harvest, small cases of 10 kg are used. Destemming is also done manually and fermentation takes place in oak barrels. New oak barrels are used for the aging which lasts between 8 to 14 months. To respect the natural qualities of the wine, no filtration or fining technique is applied. Powerful but velvety. Respecting the ripe fruit with the right touch of wood. An authentic Toro Wine.
Cristiano Van Zeller