Profile of Bodegas Fariña

The wine town of Toro evokes images of Spain’s romantic medieval heritage. The dusty Castilian plains are punctuated by ruined castles, Roman bridges, and vineyards. The stunning Romanesque Colegiata church is the center of this modest town. It lies in the DO Wine Region of Toro, northwest of Ribera del Duero, and has become famous for big blockbuster reds made with the Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) grape variety. In fact, as prices have risen in neighboring Ribera del Duero faster than a wildfire, many see Toro as the new value for money, quality wine region in Spain. Principally a red wine region (although small amounts of DO white are made with the Malvasia and Verdejo grapes), wines are made with 100% Tinta de Toro. The reds are voluptuous and huge, with an average alcohol content of 13.5-14%. John Radford, the Spanish wine expert, says of the Toro region “These grand, uncompromising, magnificent, Wagnerian wines are not, perhaps for the faint-hearted, but they are as rich, complex and powerful as they have always been and remain among the boldest in Spain”.

Bodegas Fariña is considered by many to be the best winery in the area, founded back in 1942. Manuel Fariña, director and patriarch of the winery, is extremely active with the local regulatory council and is known as being one of the brightest and dynamic wine professionals in Spain. The main brand is called “Colegiata”, named after the lovely church. The range of Colegiata wines include white, rose, red, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva, and Old Vine wines.

Wines produced

  • Primero

    100% Tinta de Toro, Alc. 13%

  • L'ErmitaColegiata Blanco

    Joven, 100% Malvasia, Alc. 12.5%

  • Colegiata Rosado (Rosé)

    Joven, 100% Tinta de Toro, Alc. 12.5%

  • Colegiata Tinto

    Joven, 100% Tinta de Toro, Alc. 13%

  • Gran Colegiata Crianza

    100% Tinta de Toro, 8 months in American and French oak, Alc. 13.5%

  • Gran Colegiata Reserva

    100% Tinta de Toro, 18 months in American and French oak, Alc. 13.5%

  • Gran Colegiata Campus Viñas Viejas

    Crianza, old vine, 100% Tinta de Toro, 15 months in American & French oak, Alc. 13.5%

  • Gran Colegiata Gran Reserva

    100% Tinta de Toro, 26 months in American and French oak, Alc. 13.5%

Winery details

Bodegas Fariña

Camino del Palo, s/n
49800, Toro
Zamora
Tel +34 980 577 673
Fax +34 980 577 720

Appellation
Toro
Founded
1942
Area under vine
200 ha
Age of vines
17 -20 year old vines, "En Pulgar" pruning
Oak barrel origin
American and French
Winemaker
Bernardo Fariña
Owner
Fariña Family
Grape varietals
Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), Malvasia

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