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Wine description

Aroma: Intense, fresh and clear. The flavours of red fruits form a great harmony with the floral hints.
Colour: Deep cherry red with violet reflections and well covered.
Palate: Fresh, balanced and juicy with soft, integrated tannins and a pleasant, creamy and intense aftertaste.
Overall result: A red wine with a beautiful fruity and floral character, a lively and juicy palate and harmoniously integrated tannins.
Goes well with... Tapas, appetisers, charcuterie and red meat
Alcohol: 14.5 % vol.



Region: D.O. Toro
Vintage: 2018
Grape varieties: 85% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), 15% Garnacha
Soil: Sandstone, clayey sand-lime brick
Altitude: between 620 m and 870 m
Climate: Continental. A year with distinct seasons. After two dry winters, there was plenty of rainfall this year, exceeding 300 litres between October and March. Heavy rainfall in April delayed bud burst. After a cool May, flowering was rapid and fruit set was excellent.



Fermentation:  In 12,500-litre stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
Maturation: The wine matures for 14 months in French and American oak barrels and casks of different ages, which are renewed by 20% each year.



Robert Parker: 92/100
Peñin: 90/100



Luis Gutierréz, Robert Parker's critic, wrote in 2021:

"The entry-level red wine is the Prima 2018, which comes from a cool and rainy year that produced a good harvest and was picked from 12 September. It is a blend of Tinta de Toro (also known as Tempranillo) and 15% Garnacha and other varieties. It was fermented in 12,500-litre stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts and matured for 14 months in oak barrels and casks. It is creamy but has more integrated oak as they no longer use 225 litre barrels. It has an approachable, aromatic and floral profile, is juicy and has a succulent palate. It is fruit-driven and has been refined by a year in the bottle. This is certainly one of the best Primas available. 200,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in May 2020.

San Román is the project of the García family in Toro, known for their Mauro. Their vineyards are now certified organic and since 2016 they have also been working with biodynamic cultivation - and this is no small feat, as they have 140 hectares in the villages of San Román de Hornija, Villaester and Morales de Toro. They currently produce 300,000 bottles. There is a new grape variety, Garnacha, as the grape variety has finally been authorised by the Designation of Origin for single-varietal wines."

PRIMA 2018 by SAN ROMÂN...

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