D.O. Toro / El Púgil
“Púgil” is a fighter who fights with his own arms. Romans used the word “púgil” for this type of gladiator. Pagos del Rey presents a powerful and strong red wine from Toro, full of character, structure and personality.
Between 12-14 º C
Bright cherry in colour with violet reflections. Complex and elegant aromas of red berries and liquorice. A fruity and soft round taste, with a delicious and well-integrated combination of fruit, sweet spices, tannins and acidity. Harmonious, medium-bodied and with a great balance between fruit and wood.
The perfect companion to grilled meats.
The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September, specially selected for the production of a young wine. Maceration at very low temperature gives way to actual fermentation at 24-26ºC. The wine is micro-oxygenated before malolactic fermentation to maximise the extraction of aromas. After a short period in new oak barrels, the wine acquires its remarkable balance between fruit and wood, between vanilla and red berries.
2020: Sommelier Wine Awards: El Pugil 2018