Country: Spain > Toro

San Román Bodegas y Viñedos

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Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos owns 35 hectares in the villages of Villaester and San Roman de Hornija, planted mainly with Tinta de Toro, which come from the same family as Tempranillo, but adapted to Toro over centuries. This adaptation has lead to smaller berries which in turn lead to deeper color and more intense aroma and structure than typical of Tempranillo from other regions.

It is possible to separate two different soil areas, in Villaester the soil has sand and clay with some gravels, while in San Roman the soil is more stony. Grapes mature sooner in San Roman than Villaester. The vines range in age up to 70 years old and are pruned to grow as bushes rather than on vertical trellises. On the vines the grapes hang low under a rounded canopy of leaves that protects them from scorching summer temperatures.

  • Appellation: Toro D.O.
  • Owner: Mariano, Alberto and Eduardo Garcia
  • Winemaker: Mariano and Eduardo Garcia
  • Varieties Grown: Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), Garnacha, Malvasia
  • Hectares/Age of Vines: 100 hectares / 15-70+ years old (Avg. age of 35 years)
  • Altitude/Soil: 750-900 meters / Sand, clay and large stones
  • Farming Methods: Practicing Organic, incorporating some Biodynamic principles and practices


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