The grapes of Tempranillo planted on sandy soils in the traditional “vaso” system were hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperatures below 27ºC/80ºF, a small proportion of the wine was aged for 12 months mainly in French oak barrels and also American oak.
The wine shows deep purple color, explosive in the nose featuring a mix of crushed red and black fruits, sweet spice-tinged with cedar. An incredible value, possessing fantastic fruit, excellent mid-palate depth, and ripe tannins.
Medium and long cured cheeses, pasta bakes, spicy sausage dishes, grilled steaks, roast chicken and roast duck, braised beef, and wintry casseroles.
Winery: Tridente – http://bodegastriton.es/en/vinos/gota-de-arena/
Wine Style: Red, Spanish Tempranillo
Country / Region / Sub-Region: Spain / Castilla y León / ???
Alcohol: 15.0 %
Bottle Size: 750mL
Rating (Vivino): 3.7/5
The facilities of Bodegas Tridente are placed in Villanueva de Campean, 30km south from Zamora, in the center of the so-called Land of The Wine. The winery, small-sized, was designed for small productivity of red grapes, especially those of Tinta de Toro variety, indigenous of the land, and with a tradition in the region. They have also produced the Prieto Picudo and Mencía varieties of grapes, coming from old vineyards with low productivity, from Bierzo and León regions. The Gil Family is accompanied by Enrique Busto in this project and the technical direction is managed by Frank Gonzales, an Australian enologist with a Spanish origin.
The vineyards owned by Bodegas Tridente are composed of more than 40 parcels of different and old kinds of vines. Some of them are dated from 1940 and the most emblematic of them all –the Rejón one- is from 1989. They are mainly located in the Villanueva and El Pego municipalities. But only this second one belongs to the D.O Toro.
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