VIORE TORO 5 MESAS 2019 BY BODEGAS RIOJANAS
Spain is often our go-to location for affordable treasures. Viore Toro 5 Mesas 2019 by Bodegas Riojanas is a great example of sensational Spanish value. It takes a “value crown” and struts around the room showing it off.
One of our tenets of finding epic values is, instead of buying mediocre producer’s best wines, we focus on buying the greatest producer’s entry level wines. This red is made by Bodegas Riojanas, a sleeping giant that has been producing some of Rioja’s best wines for over a century. Their top bottlings are breathtaking wines that can be compared to the all-time greats like López de Heredia and La Rioja Alta.
Crafted from Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro), it is loaded with dark, saturated fruit and has an intense mineral backbone. It’s a full-medium-bodied wine that will combat the many chilly nights ahead.
Not only does this pedigreed red carry a remarkable sense of identity that transports you right into the old-vine-covered “desert-like” vineyards of Toro, Spain, but it also comes in at a wildly affordable price-tag, all while delivering juicy red-fruited energy and pulsing mineral savour.
This richly textured red from Bodegas Riojanas is just what the doctor ordered right now. So if bold reds are your thing, this wine is for you.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
Decanter, September 2020
VIORE TORO 5 MESAS 2019 BY BODEGAS RIOJANAS: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Full/Medium-bodied / Intense, bold, earthy, fruity / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or Cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Red Meat, Steak, Veal roasted
TASTING NOTE / “Made from 100% Tinta de Toro, with five months in new American oak. Spicy black fruit aromatics. A voluptuous style with a fruit-driven palate of juicy red and black berries, edged in baking spices, with well-rounded tannins and a lingering finish of cassis, spice and leather.”
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