A nimble example of Toro, with brilliant berry fruits.
The Yaso winery in Toro is ran by Spanish fine wine specialists, Vinedos Iberian (make sure you try their Ribera and Priorat wines too). Toro was the next logical step for them - a region that dates back over 2,000 years and has some of the oldest vines on the planet due to its sandy, high altitude and inhospitability to vineyard pests.
Yaso in Greek mythology is a healing goddess. The vines are a minimum of 40-years-old Tinta de Toro clone of Tempranillo. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in new French oak for 6 months before a further 6 months in bottle.
Slightly violet-y nose, morello cherry and redcurrant fruits and a decent dose of smoke and vanilla. Mellow tannins allow it to be enjoyed on its own as well as with hearty dishes.