Finca La Rana
With a Violet colour and aromas of undergrowth, rosemary and thyme, elegant tannins that highlight the light touch of wood spice, thus, the aromatic values of moist earth (truffle, peat) with equally varietal notes of black licorice (also root), thyme and rockrose and altogether a remarkably balsamic expression prevail. Buy Finca La Rana wine.
The palate is tasty, with a wild fruit and varietal (blackberries, cherries), a succulent palate with acridulose berries and black licorice, excellent
Spain solid wine, earthy berries with oak, moderate acidity and subtle smoke. This paired nicely with some pork tacos.
The Toresana property uses for its Terra d’Uro Finca La Rana the grapes of its youngest estate, and in this 2012 it renews the votes of qualitative goodness that characterize the whole of a range in which the Finca La Rana monopolizes the greatest freshness and aromatic relief, with a medium aging that allows in the best possible way that formidable mineral and varietal expression to which Robert Parker has yielded with a score of 92 points.
Garnet covered, the Terra d’Uro Finca La Rana 2012 shows a nose that breathes a little freshness to use in those latitudes that leaves in the background the wild fruit and bone (cherries, blackberries) of optimum maturity and allows thus making relevant the almost obsessively mineral and “terroir” character with which Van Zeller has been conducting these years in Toro.
A wonderful representation of how incredibly unique wine from Toro can be! I had the pleasure of meeting the winemaker, Javier Ortega, who is producing wine from vines almost 150 years of age!! This “entry level” wine may even rival some great Bordeaux and is certainly as aromatically complex as such. Strong tannins, balanced acidity, full bodied and meant for contemplating. And the price? Phenomenal!