A beginner’s guide to the wines of Toro

See also Toro – who makes the best wine? for tasting notes on about 80 Toro reds.

Toro is such a relatively new fine wine region that many even quite sophisticated wine lovers outside Spain might appreciate this brief tour of the basics, although I have to say that I feel a bit of a fraud providing it as I haven’t actually been there – just listened to a host of Spanish wine producers talk about it as almost the Holy Grail.

As my World Atlas of Wine confirms, Toro straddles the Duero/Douro river between Ribera del Duero and the...