2019 Cillar de Silos Torresilo
Highest quality of a ripe red wine from Spain from the classic tempranillo grape, often with cabernet sauvignon and with considerable wood aging. Accessible, rich, good complexity, quite powerful. Lots of fruit with great wood tannins with sometimes a vanilla note from the education in American oak. By default, well above 92 Parker points every year. 93 WA, only 'Ribera del Duero' gold medal at the IWC. The 2018 got 94/100 points from Parker.
The Torresilo shows the strength of Tempranillo , with selected old vines from some of the best vineyards/plots of the Ribera (including pre -phylloxera plots ). Deep, dark and meditative , this wine exudes ripe dark berries and plums alongside spicy notes of nutmeg and mocha . In the mouth the wine is balanced, powerful and full of elegance . This with the ripe tannins and layers of dark fruit leads to an intense mineral finish.
Cillar de Silos winery is located in the Spanish municipality of Quintana del Pidio which belongs to the region of Castile and León and now has 68 hectares. The winery was officially founded by Amalio Aragón who started in 1994 with his children. However, his ultimate dream of producing wines from his own village of Quintana del Pidio had already taken shape when Amalio purchased some small parcels from local winegrowers in 1970. When he decided to start his own winery, he named it Cillar de Silos, after the monk who used to lead the Silos monastery.
Today the winery is still a family business. Son Roberto is a Manager and is responsible for sales. Son Óscar has studied wine science and is the technical director responsible for viticulture and vinification. And daughter Amelia is passionate about exporting the wines all over the world. In short, a family that is proud of its beautiful vineyards and who works passionately on the estate, which is an excellent breeding ground for the world famous Tempranillo grape variety.
Cillar de Silos winery has an underground wine cellar. This dates back to the 17th century and has a natural humidity and a constant temperature between 11.5 and 12 ° C during the year. A unique and ideal location for the wines in the final stage of the bottle maturing process.
The vines are planted on slopes and surrounded by forests with excellent drainage. The surrounding forests protect the vines from the dangerous winter frosts and the cold winds from the north.
|Type of Wine
|Castilla y Leon
|Ribera del Duero
|Cillar de Silos
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard