Sofros El Monaguillo 2012

Tinto crianza D.O. Toro




Wine tasting

Red cherries with iridescent “bishop-purple” accents.
Deep berry nose. Sweet compote and hints of liquorice.
Unctuous, intense as well as elegant and delicate on the palate.

Because of its tannic levels and artisanal manufacture, over time this wine can develop lees.


The wine is manufactured in rented premises but we own the silos, the equipment and the casks needed for carrying out all the traditional process.


  • 6 bottles/ cardboard box
  • American pallet: 96 cardboard box (576 bottles)



Thecnical sheet

  • Wine name and harvest year: Sofros El Monaguillo 2012
  • Designation of Origin: D.O. Toro
  • Technical Manager: Ramiro Carbajo del Río
  • Production: 1.800 bottles.
  • Viticulture: This wine is made with Tinta de Toro grape from a checked vineyard located in a territorial area called Morales de Toro (Zamora). A 85 yeards old vineyard, 5 hectares size, 705 meters altitude and whit a planting disposition in short and whit what is called “vaso” disposition.
  • Soil: A combination of sands, silt and clay whit roounded stones on top. Low content of organic material and acidity and pH misbalanced.
  • Vineyard age:  85 years.
  • Pruning system:  goblet.
  • Grape harvest:  From 11 to 12 of october, harvested in 15 kg. boxes.
  • Grape variety:  Tinta de Toro.

Pre-fermentarion process:

  • Maceration at 8ºC / 5 days.

Alcoholic Fermentation:

  • Native yeasts action for 5 days, at 24ºC reaching up to 30ºC during some hours. (Malolactic fermentation).

Maturing in casks

  • Capacity: 225 liters.
  • Moment of use:  new. They change every year and are used in our wine DO Ribera del Duero.
  • Type of oak: french 100%.
  • Oak grain size: very fine.
  • Roast: medium.
  • Aging: the wine is kept in oak casks for 25 months.
  • Switches: four.

Physical-chemical properties

  • Alcoholic strength by volume: 14,5%.
  • Total acidity content: 5,7gr/l.
  • Residual sugar: <1,2 g./l.
  • pH: 3,4.
  • No clarification.
  • No filtration.