Prima is like nectar concocted from cherries and red and black fruits. Lively and densely coloured, and fresh on the nose, it has a vibrant character, a touch of the Mediterranean, which is surely due to that small amount of Garnacha. An intense, warm and liqueur-like wine but also very accessible. It couldn't be any other way, a modern wine, rich in fruit, from the hand of a master, Mariano García.
What does this wine taste like?
Plentiful tannins fill the mouth but, far from being an aggressive drink, it is an aromatic, juicy and even floral wine. A splendid example of a creamy and modern Toro wine, one of those wines which expresses the good points of the region but without going back to the excesses of previous times. A relatively transparent colour in the glass makes it easy to see that the winery has sought to create a stylized wine with a succulent palate rather than a powerful one. As a good Toro wine should, it lingers in the mouth for minutes after every sip but also has hints of cherries in liqueur and undergrowth, and its oak tannins are polished and well-integrated thanks to a year laid down in the bottle. Fine lactic touches round off an elegantly rough, almost earthy, mouth where resinous aromas of woodland, bay leaves, and dry thyme delight us with each sip we take.
|Garnet / Opaque
|Fragrant / Fruit aromas / Black fruits / Cherries / Blackberries / Toasty notes / Spicy notes
|Ageing notes / Well-integrated wood / Structured / Fruit-forward
Drinking and storing
Pork / Chicken / Meats with creamy sauces / To enjoy on its own
Ratings and awards
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After the harvest, the grapes ferment with local yeasts in 12,500 litre stainless steel tanks and the resulting wine is stood to age in oak barrels and foudres for 14 months.
|Between 12 and 14 months
|New and sused
|Type of wood
|French and American oak
The goblet-trained vines range between 20 and 50 years old and grow in sandy soils over clay which retains plentiful and necessary moisture.
|Between 15 and 50 years
|Sand / Clay
San Román Bodegas y Viñedos
Bodegas San Román (Maurodos) is, to put it another way, Bodegas Mauro in the Toro denomination. Mariano García (Bodegas Mauro, Aalto) started this project in 1995, with vineyards of mainly Tinta de Toro grapes (90%) but also Garnacha, in Pedrosa del Rey, Villaester and San Román de Hornija. NOTE: The vineyards with which Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos work, both their own and those of collaborating winegrowers, have organic certification . However, even...