Gran Colegiata Lágrima Roble is a typical example of a sumptuous and approachable red wine from the Toro area in Northern Spain. Aromas of cinnamon spice, plums and cherries intermingle with subtle vanilla oak. These are followed by juicy blackberry and plum fruit flavours and attractive minerality. A full-bodied red, with warm, ripe and soft tannins and good length.
This wine gets it’s name Lagrima (Spanish for Tears) because it is made from the free run juice, without the use of force to obtain juice from the grape. It is made from Tinta de Toro grapes, a relative of the Tempranillo grape and it has been aged for 4 months in French and American small oak barrels. The grapes come from mature vines of 20 – 30 years old situated at 650 – 700 metres above sea level, which provides cooler nights and some relief from the hot summer temperatures.
Bodegas Fariña was established in 1942 when Manuel Fariña inherited the vineyards from his father. Now he has the third generation in the team with his son, Bernado Fariña. They now have a modern Bodega with extensive cellars 5 metres underground, where wines age in their 2500 oak barrels.
Food match: Roast meats, especially garlic roasted lamb; roast vegetables; mature cheeses