A new tasting at Tierra Nuestra facilities. This time the wine is coming from the lands of the Denomination of Origin Toro (A kind of AVA for Spain), a wine cellar with a short tour, but with a great tradition behind it. In front of it, we find the vine-grower Victoria Benavides, Viki, who declares faithful to those principles where traditional processing is still working for quality and fine wines.
Founded in 2000, the winery received its name in honor to the former owner of the first acquired vineyard, Elias Mora. All wines are made from the predominant grape in the area, Tinta de Toro. All these red wines owe their unique character, not so much to their elaboration process but the different estates from which they come.
They are vineyards cultivated in the traditional way, some of them very old, (previous to the European plague known as Filoxera) , and settle on high ground on poor soils, in an extreme climate, with great variation not only seasonal temperature, but from day to night, and where rain is scarce (400 mm.). The sum of all these factors shape the quality of the grape.
Her philosophy combines tradition and modernity. In her own words "the cellar must be near the vineyard, where we combine the knowledge of our ancestors with modern technology, and in the heart of the cellar, the wine is aging in barrels. Only natural products to raise wines: oak, natural cork and glass. "