The winemaker, Alvar de Dios, started his own project in 2011. He recovered the old vines abandoned from his grandfather and began to make wine following the organic farming.
The vines are located in south of Toro DO, west of Rueda, not far from the border of Portugal.
The vineyards planted in sandy soils at 750m. in an extreme continental climate, contribute to good acidity and aromas, present in the grapes. Tinta de Toro – Tempranillo – is the main grape.
Alvar focuses more on working for a high quality grapes and low or none intervention at the winery to show the full expression of the terroir in Toro. Alvar’s vision of winemaking results in a very aromatic, soft and delicate fruity wines with plenty of freshness, very different than the traditional style of making wine in Toro: full alcoholic and tannic.
Tio Uco 2015; 25-40 years old vines Tinta de toro and Garnacha 60 years old vines. In old times, famine devastated the area of Toro. At that time, there was a man called Tio Uco (Uncle Uco) the man who defended his home town from neighbours who attacked to take control of the best plots of land. This wine is attribute to that man.