With 324 mm of rainfall against the 350-400mm average, the lack of rain marked the harvest in Toro. The mild temperatures in June, July and part of August combined with the scarce rainfall resulted in healthy grapes with balanced and elegant ripening levels and great organoleptic complexity. Harvest began on September 16 and lasted two weeks. Wines have plenty of colour, good structure and great aromatic complexity.
Following selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 10º C for four days prior to fermentation, which took place at a constant 28º C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 20 days.
Pago del Oro Crianza was aged for at least eight months in American oak barrels of less than four years. Another six months in the bottle rounded out its ageing process.
Colour: Deep-red cherry colour with purple tones at the edges.
Nose: Intense aroma, good combination of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy undertones.
Palate: Potent bouquet, meaty with very fine and ripe tannins. Long and persistent aftertaste.
Food matches: Ideal for red meats, lamb, game, cheeses and seafood in sauce.