Denominación de Origen Toro. Historia.

Historia

THE BEGINNING

The wines from Toro are brimming with tradition. Their origins date back to before the settlements of the Romans. In the Middle Ages, they were greatly appreciated, and enjoyed royal privileges which allowed them to be commercialised in towns and cities where the sale of other wines was forbidden.

These wines filled royal cellars and ships that were to sail to the lands of the New World.

During the 19th century, large quantities were exported to France to fill the gap that had been left by the phyloxera plague.

In the 70s of the 20th century, the first steps were taken to create what was to later become the Toro Designation of Origin, which culminated in 1987.

The Regulating Body for the Toro Designation of origin currently guarantees over 50 wineries.

Its evolution over recent decades has placed this wine as protagonist of the magma of wine reviews at both national and international levels.