It was in 1920, when its founder Frutos Villar, began his journey from a town, Villavendimio (Zamora), passing his legacy to his three sons, Salvio, Jacinto and Quirino, expanding throughout the region and other neighboring provinces. Currently, there is a 4th generation, which has taken the reins of Bodegas Frutos Villar. The family has wineries in Toro and Cigales and also produces wines from Ribera del Duero and Rueda.
- Winery Website: Bodegas Frutos Villar
- Vintage: 2015
- Rating: 92 from Wine Spectator
- Harvest method: By hand.
It was an exceptionally dry year for Toro: just 127mm of rain fell from October 2014 to March 2015 compared to the 199mm average of the last decade. There was little rain during flowering and over the summer with the exception of some storms in August. Yields were well down on 2014 in view of the dry conditions but there was an almost complete absence of fungal disease. Small bunches generally yielded excellent quality and concentrated flavours and high phenolic ripeness according to the region’s authorities.
- Skin Contact: Must is pumped over 3-4 times per day
- Fermentation: 15-20
- Barrel Info: French Oak
- Time in Barrel: 20 months
- Best Consumed: Through 2030