Arenisca is a new cuvee of 100% Tinta de Toro from the Paraje Los Panaderos vineyard in neighboring Benialbo (within D.O. Toro), which is among the highest elevation sites in the appellation. Grapes were hand-harvested, wild yeast fermented with 40% stem inclusion in open vats with 30 days of maceration, then raised for 11 months in used French oak barrels. The finished wine is bottled unfiltered, and just a touch of sulfur is added at bottling. While typical wines of Toro tend to be very extracted, tannic and rich, Arenisca has structure, acidity and balance, while still maintaining the typical fruit character of Tinta de Toro.
-Jose Pastor Selections