Xavier Iturria studied Enology and Viticulture in Bordeaux and arrived in Spain in 1999. He gained experience working in several important wineries in Ribera de Duero, Rioja and Toro and with all the experience, he decided to open his own winery, Bodegas Iturria. The winery is locate in San Román de Hornija municipality in the province of Valladolid.
The vineyard is located in Morales de Toro at an altitude of 700 meters, and the vines are from 20 to 60 years old and ungrafted. The vineyard covers an area of 5 hectares in clay, limey and sandy soil. The varieties of grape that are cultivated here are Toro Tinta and Garnacha. They do not use any herbicides in the fields and care about the land to ensure sustainability. The grapes are hand harvested and send for processing into wines. They only use native yeast from the vineyard for fermentation which they believe produces superior red wines. The red wines are stored in French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing. The wines are classified under DO Toro. Toro wines have been around for centuries and generally regarded as some of the best wines. Although having been around for a long time, the apellation of origin was only granted in 1987.
You can learn all about the grapes and the wines when you visit the winery. It is a beautiful place and you will enjoy every part of it and ofcourse, you can also taste their amazing wines.
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Services / Facilities:
Tinta De Toro, Garnacha