Bodega Elias Mora - Toro Reserva 2010
Bodega Elias Mora - Toro Reserva 2010 (90 TSW)
Bodegas Elías Mora is a winery that was founded in 2000 by two Victorias (Victoria Benavides and Victoria Pariente) who chose to make high-quality wines since the very beginning in D.O. Toro. Not a company with an exaggerated image, rather modest, simple, but all in the service of only one principle; making quality. Bodegas Elias Mora is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious houses of the D.O. Toro and belongs to the top of Spain with a wealth of experience and absolute control over the often very old vineyards, exclusively planted with Tinto de Toro.
The vineyards of the winery located amidst the Duero and the Hornija rivers, planted on calcareous soils with surface gravel and poor in organic matter, are cultivated in a traditional way, with low yields. These vineyards are planted with pre-phylloxera Tinta de Toro vines. Therefore, they have not been grafted.
All of this allows Bodegas Elías Mora to make wines with the utmost quality, from local vineyards that show all the character and the tradition of a historic wine area in Spain.
Elías Mora Reserva is a wine made with Tinta de Toro from the winery’s own vineyards, located at around 800 metres of altitude.
After a manual harvest in 20-kg boxes, with selection of the grapes in the vineyard and the winery, they go through a pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days. For the fermentation, there is a seeding with selected yeasts, and a fermentation in stainless steel deposits. Once the malolactic fermentation has ended in these deposits, it is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.
In the glass a dark garnet red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries and berries with hints of chocolate, cedar and leather.
On the palate dry, full-bodied, warm, fleshy and with great expression. Flavours of cherries, raspberries, mokka, tobacco and earthy hints. The tannins are still tight but not disturbing. Great red!