Above the Duero Valley, the family Frutos Villar has earned a place in the wine history of Castilla y León.
Frutos Villar - Castilian skills
Since 1920, Frutos Villar has maintained a winery in the small red wine enclave of Toro, where powerful and deep dark wines have come from for millennia. Today, the winery has its own cellars in all 4 growing areas around Valladolid, in DO Rueda, DO Ribera del Duero DO Cigales and DO Toro, and thus has all the possibilities at hand to vinify award-winning wines.
Frutos Villar and the viticulture in Toro
Toro's viticulture has always enjoyed a splendid reputation. As one of the oldest areas for growing red wine, appreciated by both Romans and Cistercian monks, tradition is simply part of it. The powerful and, a few years ago, very alcoholic wine from the vineyards east of Zamora was even recommended by the King of León. Such an illustrious past leads to a no less prestigious present. The Tinta de Toro, a variety of the Tempranillo, stands then as now for opulent wines, born of extremes.
Frutos Villar Wines
The approximately 95 hectares of Frutos Villar in Toro are characterized by gravel soils and strong, all-day sun. Rainfall is scarce and occurs only at irregular intervals. As a result, the various grape varieties nourish themselves with lush color and tannins that enhance the distinctive character of Frutos Villar 's Toro wines. In addition to its vineyards in the Toro D.O., the winery also cultivates several hectares of land in Ribera del Duero, Ruedo and Cigales. In addition, Frutos Villar combines grapes from a variety of small wineries to meet the demand for its fruit-intense red wines. This results in a varietal mix of autochthonous and international grape varieties that produce wines with designation of origin as well as simple, but quite tasty, country wines:
- Tinta de Toro
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Palomino y Viura
The rise to the top winery on the Duero river
The quality offensive that Frutos Villlar has been consistently pushing since 1920 in its own winery in Toro has paid off handsomely for the family-run winery. Demand increased steadily and soon a second winery was purchased in Cigales, which also expanded the portfolio with sparkling rosé wines. From 1988, Bodegas Santa Eulalia in the D.O. Ribera del Duero, a top region for full-bodied and complex red wines, was also part of the Frutos Villar estate. When then in 1990 a winery in the growing area Rueda and with him fruity white wines added, Frutos Villar could now draw from the full and make the strong character terroir around Valladolid tangible.
More information aboutFrutos Villar
|Company Name:||Frutos Villar|
|Street:||Carretera de Burgos a Portugal 115|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+34 983 58 68 68|
|Year of Incorporation:||1920|
|Cultivated Area:||D.O. Cigales, Ribera del Duero, Rueda y Toro|