Since 1987, Jorge Ordonez’s personal crusade has been to seek out and preserve Spain’s rich history of grape growing and winemaking. As Earth’s largest grape growing region, Spain has been tending vines and producing wine for several millennia. Jorge’s goal is to champion and preserve his homeland’s wealth of indigenous grape varieties. His philosophy is centered on the belief that Spain’s potential lies in its bounty of ancient vineyard sites planted with the oldest clones of indigenous cultivars. All of the vineyards are head-trained, dry farmed, and cared for with the most traditional means of viticulture. The wines are the ultimate representation of fine wine from the oldest clones of indigenous Spanish grape varieties.
More elegant and seamless, Vatan Tinta de Toro 2016 checks in as all Tinta de Toro that spent 20 months in new French oak. It has a brilliant bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, crushed violets, and owery incense. Rich and full-bodied, with good acidity, beautiful balance, and a great finish, it’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 20+ years. It’s a stunning wine