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Aciano

Alvar de Dios

Aciano Bottle
Appellation
Toro
Variety
Tempranillo
Age of Vines
96
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Sand
Altitude
700 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 60% whole cluster, 3-4 day pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast fermentation in vat, daily soft pigeage, 20 day maceration
Aging
12–14 months in 300–500L French oak barrels, mostly neutral

Overview

Aciano is a 3 ha, Tinta de Toro vineyard that Alvar de Dios inherited from his grandfather in the vicinity of El Pego in the southern part of DO Toro. The soils here are unique for the appellation, being entirely sandy. It is for this reason that these ungrafted vines, planted in 1919, have survived phylloxera and are capable of producing an uncharacteristic style of wine for Toro – perfumed, lifted and elegant rather than more typical style of the DO. Aciano was the nickname for Alvar’s grandfather and this wine is named in his honor.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2016 Aciano

Source: WA

92

2015 Aciano

Source: WA

93

2014 Aciano

Source: WA

94

2013 Aciano

Source: WA

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Toro
  • Proprietor
    Alvar de Dios Hernandez
  • Winemaker
    Alvar de Dios Hernandez
  • Size / Elevation
    10 hectares / 700–950 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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