Gran Bajoz is named after the River Bajoz that runs near Morales de Toro in the province of Zamora. This wine is exclusively made out of a selection of handpicked Tempranillo grapes than come from vines up to 100 years-old and with a limited crop of up to 2,000 kilograms per hectare. The grapes are taken to Pagos del Rey winery in Toro in cases of only 15 kgs to protect the berries. A limited number of 5,000 boxes per vintage are produced.
Brimming with tradition, Toro D.O. is an exciting wine region nestled in the heart of Castile and León, in the northern Spanish province of Zamora. This D.O. is next door to Rueda’s territory, and not far from Ribera del Duero and Rioja’s. It is one of Spain’s best kept secrets. Its wines inherit a long history, dating back to Roman settlements. In the middle ages, the wines enjoyed Royal privileges that allowed them to be exclusively sold in towns and cities. Even Christopher Columbus is said to have taken the wines of Toro on his expeditions to America. Toro qualified for the Denominación de Origen status in 1987. With its ancient vines, it is certainly one of Spain´s most promising regions for the production of red wines of impressive quality.
Dark cherry red with violet touches. A surprising nose of red and black fruits, plum jam and coffee. A powerful palate, tasty, toasted and with extremely polished tannins.
A perfect wine to go with modern dishes, roast meat or tasty starters.
At 18 ºC. We recommend that this wine is decanted or opened least half an hour before serving.
The superior quality of the grapes is absolutely crucial for this vin de terroir. The Tempranillo (Tinta de toro) grapes are carefully selected to preserve all of its best characteristics. The must macerates at 10 oC for 4 days. This is then followed by fermentation at 28° C for a period of 10 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. Finally, the wine stays in American oak barrels for 12 months and 3 months in the bottle.
About this wine
“Plums cooking spice and pepper withe a bright, elegant palate”. Gran Bajoz 2013 International Wine Challenge 2017
90 POINTS AND 5 STARS
Guía Peñín 2018: Gran Bajoz 2013
2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards: Gran Bajoz 2013
2017 TERRAVINO: Gran Bajoz 2013
2016 Gilbert&Gaillard: Gran Bajoz 2013
2016 AWC Vienna: Gran Bajoz 2013
2016 Mundus Vini: Gran Bajoz 2013
2018 BACCHUS: Gran Bajoz 2014
2017 Mundus Vini: Gran Bajoz 2013
2017 Sakura Awards: Gran Bajoz 2013
2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Gran Bajoz 2013