Sierra de Toloño, 2019 Tempranillo
$181.20/ 6-bottle case
The fruit-driven and juicy 2018 Sierra de Toloño is a straightforward Tempranillo from high-altitude vineyards in the village of Ribas de Tereso with moderate alcohol and acidity, a soft mouthfeel and clean flavours. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of neutral barriques, amphorae and demijohns for eight months. It seems to have no impact from oak whatsoever. It's relatively simple and satisfying. 26,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019.
93 points - Tim Atkin, MW
About the producer
Sierra de Toloño is the personal project of Sandra Bravo, who keeps working to recover old vineyards and plant some new ones, getting more involved in organic and biodynamic farming. She works with small plots of 40- to 100-year-old vines and produces 50,000 bottles, with some experimentation in the winery too. The wines seem to be getting better and better, and the range keeps growing too. This year the high-altitude Garnachas stole my heart. (Luis Gutierrez). We love Sandra’s wines, with a purity and freshness that comes from her low intervention style of winemaking and high altitude vineyards.