2014 Bodegas Francisco Casas, Camparron Reserva | Friarwood Fine Wines

2014 Bodegas Francisco Casas, Camparron Reserva

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Castilla y León
  • Subregion: Toro
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Founded in 1942 by Francisco Casas Gomez, Bodega Francisco Casas remains a family-run winery, with the fourth generation now in charge. In 1965 the family bought a new cellar in Morales de Toro, the heart of the Toro region. Their vineyards cover more than 10 hectares in the surrounding region. The climate in Toro is continental, with extreme contrasts in temperature during winter and summer; there is a longstanding winemaking tradition in this area, predating even the Ancient Roman era. Eduardo Casas has recently taken over the Bodega, the latest generation to shape the Casas legacy.

Dark fruit berry colour. Cherry, kirsch, prune and fruit compote nose. Incredibly smooth finish, with a refreshing herbal note.

Great with lamb and beef casseroles, and strong, hard cheeses.

Bright and youthful, 2014 was another superb vintage for Toro, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. These latter two regions may be more fashionable, but Toro has the history, the vineyards and increasingly also the technical expertise to more-than match them for quality.

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