Bodega Burdigala TORO CAMPO ALEGRE 2012 750ML 2012

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This exciting project in the Toro region of Spain, was created by internationally renowned winemaker Michel Rolland, and Bordeaux luminary Francois Lurton. Campo Alegre Toro is a powerful yet easy-drinking red made of 100% Tempranillo, the primary grape of Spain’s famous Rioja wines, and the grape they simply call Toro in the Toro region. 

Located northwest of Madrid in the Castilla y Leon region, Toro has produced bold, fruit-forward red wines since medieval times. “What drew us to make wine together in Toro is that it ticks all the boxes of what defines a great terroir," explains Rolland. "We wanted to harness the potential of the region and make a new style of Toro using our winemaking know-how from Bordeaux and from other quality wine regions of the world.” The trio carefully pruned 40-year old vines to produce very low yields, resulting in a unique form of Tempranillo that is bursting with concentrated flavor.
Michel Rolland has had a profound influence on both French and international winemaking, responsible for more 90+ scoring vintages than any other individual in his time. Alongside his wife and fellow winemaker Dany, he now consults hundreds of estates and vineyards through the cutting-edge wine facility Laboratorie Rolland in Pomerol. For their latest foray into Spanish wines, the couple partnered with fifth-generation vintner Francois Lurton, a Bordeaux native with experience running vineyards across continents. 

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Toro
Brand Bodega Burdigala
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastDirect, pointed black cherry, cassis and black plum aromas are ripe as can be, as is the palate, which feels a bit bumpy and tannic but not heavy or out of balance. Rich, chocolaty blackberry and peppery flavors finish with moderately rough tannins, but everything else is easy. Drink through 2020.

August 2016
  • agv91

VinousRipe cherry and blackberry scents are complicated by notes of licorice, woodsmoke and fresh rose, with a hint of black pepper in the background. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering intense dark berry and cola flavors that pick up spiciness and sweetness with air. Supple tannins build on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and spicy persistence.