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Divina Proporción Madre Mía 2013

£7.83

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Quick Overview

Lovely lactic notes along with caramel and dark fruit compote make this like blueberry cheesecake in a glass. New Toro style.

  • RP92
  • Nine months in new French oak
  • Mature forest fruit layers and a long finish
  • 100% Tinta de toro
  • Toro DO - Toro, Spain
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Details

Visual: Brillant ruby red color / Thick, pigmented tears

Bouquet: Black and red fruit / Violet, wildflower / Lactic notes / Vanilla / Caramel / Balsamic notes / Sweet baking spices

Palate: Berry marmalade / toasty notes / Long finish /

Having been awarded 92 points by Robert Parker in 2011, Madre Mía continues to lead the new Toro wines to international acclaim. Working with vines more than 40 years old, winemaker Máximo San José de la Rosa picks by hand in small, 15-kg crates. He notes that Madre Mía grapes never have to travel more than five kilometers to the winery where grapes are sorted by hand to weed out any imperfect bunches.

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Additional Information

Color Red
Variety Tempranillo/Tinto fino/Tinta de Toro
Style Red: medium body, velvety tannins, firm structure
Appellation Toro
Pairs With Juicy red meat or chops
Alcohol Percentage 14.1% to 15%
Sweetness Dry
Bottle Size Standard (750 ml)
Publication/Award The Wine Advocate/Parker
  About the Producer
Producer Info

About the Producer

From the window of the Divina Proporción winery you can look up and see 12th-century La Colegiata church in central Toro. La Colegiata presides over the valley below where vines originally planted by the Romans are cultivated. Toro's sandy soils prevented the phylloxera pest from taking root, literally, and damaging vines. They are planted "pie franco" that is to say, without having been grafted. Proprietor Máximo San José de la Rosa has always had a close relationship with his vines, both the 15 hectares that he owns and the 15 or so hectares of grapes he purchases. These vineyards lie at between 600-900m (1,969-2,953ft) above sea level and in the summer months face day-to-night temperature changes of nearly 30°C and scarcely any rain. This is typical for the local tinta de toro variety. But Máximo does not like typical.

His style moves away from the classic Toro wine that was dominated by chewy, dry tannin and 15+% alcohol. His wines are fresh and bright due to shorter skin-contact time, lower temperature-controlled fermentations and the sandy soils in which the grapes grow. Máximo reminds us that of the 15 own-hectares, the vines come mainly from Pago de la Jara--a renowned estate outside of Toro where the soil is poor and full of small rocks and pebbles, which forces the root to reach down into the subsoil in search of nutrients. The resulting fruit is full of polyphenols, very concentrated and with a very healthy skin. The other vineyards are planted in Pagos Valdeví and Palo, which are sandy soils giving a fresher wine with touches of floral [...]