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Tasting note – Bajoz Tinta de Toro

Bajoz Tempranillo

I have to admit, I love wine that doesn’t make me think. Don’t get me wrong, deep powerful wines with austerity and a certain aloofness make me smile too. I do enjoy sitting down with other “geeks” and talking about malolactic fermentation, acid levels, tannin structure and yeast strains. But when it comes to sitting down after a long day of work nothing beats having a wine that simply tastes good. Last night I had a wine like that: Bajoz, Tinta de Toro (synonym for Tempranillo), Crianza. Recently D.O. Toro the region has been hot on my radar as new wine makers from this region start to produce wines that don’t cost an arm and a leg and that everyday wine lovers can get there hands on. Made famous by wines like Numanthia, this region, while small, is one of the up and comers on the international market place. Make sure to keep your eye out for wines from here, and stay tuned for a full story on this DO when I do an interview with a Toro winemaker in the coming weeks. Below are my notes on this wine,
Till soon, Ryan Opaz

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