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Aciano Toro by Alvar de Dios 2016

Aciano Toro

by Alvar de Dios 2016

Producer : Alvar de Dios

Region : Spain (Spain), Toro (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms

Tasting Notes

"Along with the 2015, I also tasted the following vintage of the top Toro red, the 2016 Aciano, which has a spectacular nose, with plenty of aromatic herbs, wild berries and flowers, with contained ripeness and great freshness. The palate has chalky minerality and a dry mouthfeel. The soils are very sandy, and phylloxera never attacked the vines in the village of El Pego. The wine is serious, delicious and has an austere mouthfeel, with those grainy, sandy tannins. This feels like a much more expensive wine. 7,500 bottles were filled in January 2018, from a year that delivered very good quality and quantity."

94 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Aug 2018


Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Alvar de Dios
Region Spain (Spain), Toro (Spain)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2016
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $269.70

The Producer

Alvar de Dios

Altos de Rioja is a prestigious winery located in the heart of the Rioja region in Spain. The winery was founded in 1991 by a group of wine enthusiasts who shared a passion for creating exceptional wines. Altos de Rioja is known for producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.

The owner of the winery, Julio C. Sáenz is also the winemaker. Julio has over 30 years of experience in winemaking and is considered one of the leading winemakers in Spain.

The vineyards of Altos de Rioja are located in the villages of Labastida, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, and Laguardia. The region has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, and is known for its diverse soil types. The vineyards benefit from the unique microclimates and soil types, which provide the perfect conditions for growing Tempranillo, the primary grape variety used in the production of Rioja wines.

Altos de Rioja has received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional wines, including the Decanter World Wine Awards, the International Wine Challenge, and the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines. The winery uses natural yeasts in its winemaking process, which contributes to the unique character of its wines.


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