Another grape and region with a reputation for strong and sometimes rough red wines. Made this time from Tinta de Toro, a version of the Tempranillo grape. However the climate in the atoro region produces grapes very high in tannins, acidity and alcohol so once again the quality of the wine is down to the winemaker and the methods used to tame these.

My personal palate prefers less tannins than this wine and as found it just a tad too bitter. However if you are a red wine drinker you may disagree as I am a wimp when it comes to the tannin/acid combo.

Dry, medium body, noticeable alcohol, fresh finish. This wine came across as bitter and I got none of the berry flavours usually associated with the grape, but others at the wine tasting did. I to,d it was very fruity.

Having said all that one of the aims of the Jorge Ordoñez Group is to produce affordable entry-level wines aimed at showing the character of particular grape varieties or wine regions and this wine certainly succeeds in doing that.

Name: Triton
Colour: Red
Year: 2018
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Winery: Grupo Jorge Ordoñez
Country: Spain
Region: Toro
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origen
Alcohol: 15%
Price: 12,24€

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