Sangre de Toro is a wine from Catalonia,region of Spain
,The Catalan wine region is located along the Mediterranean coast in northeastern Spain and is strongly influenced by its Mediterranean climate. Along the coast temperatures are warm with moderate rainfall but conditions become progressively more arid further inland. The region is marked by warm climates along the coast and cooler temperatures through the foothills up to plateaus of more than 2,000 ft (610 m) above sea level. The area has a diversity of soil types, mostly calcareous sediments mixed with alluvium and clay. The Catalan wine region includes 9 Denominació de Origen and 1 Denominació d'Origen Qualificada (DOQ) region, the Priorat. The Catalunya DO is a generic appellation that covers the entire region for wines that do not fall under any other DO designation.
Garnacha (grenache in French) is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is a particularly versatile varietal both in the vineyard and in the winery, and for this reason it has become one of the most widely distributed grape in the world. Some believe that the grape comes originally from Sardinia, and was taken back to Spain by the Aragonese, who occupied the island in the 14th Century. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Used in blends, it offers all sorts of possibilities. The Grenache-based rose is one of the southern France’s wine style's signature: wines produced in the towns of Tavel and Lirac are two good examples. In Spain, Garnacha is the second most planted red wine grape variety, outplanted only by its modern blending partner: Tempranillo.
Carignan (also known as Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Carinena, Samso, and Carignane) is a red Spanish/French wine grape variety that is widely planted throughout the western Mediterranean area and around the globe. It is as well a substantial producer in jug wine production in California Central Valley. Carignan is a late budding and late ripening variety that is often one of the last grapes to be harvested during a vintage. The vine is very vigorous and high yielding, able to easily produce 200 hectoliters/hectare. In winemaking, the grape is often used as a deep coloring component in blends, rather than being made in a varietal form with some exceptions. It can be a difficult variety for winemakers to work with, being naturally high in acidity, tannins and astringency which requires a lot of skill to produce a wine of finesse and elegance.
"In the year 1954, Miguel Torres was already seeking out the most prized red grapes of the region, Garnacha and Carinena, to create a different wine that would express the authentic character of the land. This led to the birth of ""gre de Toro"", whose name is inspired by Baccus, Roman god of wine, known in ancient times as "" of the Bull""..gener"