With a storied history dating back to 1968, Bodegas Piedra has one of the largest and most productive vineyards in the Toro D.O. region. Now, the company is welcoming a new era by presenting releases such as the Paredinas at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris.
The story starts at the source, the largest parcel of old vineyard in the Toro. Ingredients are taken to the Bodegas Piedra winery, located in the Guareña valley, where a team of professionals craft revered wines with a set of different inspirations. “Piedra wines have been created to delight the senses, to celebrate life and friendship”, says the company. It is worth noting that the Bodegas Piedra vineyard is also a key destination for enotourism in the region, with a variety of tasting sessions and experiences.
The origin of the wines are reflected in the flavours, made to appeal to a wide variety of taste palettes. There are young and natural wines, along with aged products that tell the story of the vineyard they came from. Standout releases include the Piedra Natural, with hand-harvested grapes sourced from the company’s Bocarrage Parcel. There are no sulfites, additives or any kind of treatments, and has been described as the “best that an old vineyard site in the Toro region has to offer”.
For perhaps more seasoned wine tasters, the Paredinas is something of a masterclass in “tresbolillo” winemaking. This method is described as a “staggered” approach, with grapes sourced from the Paredinas vineyard (Bodegas Piedra’s oldest, from 1927). The deep soil of the hillside vineyard makes the vines find a dynamic balance with their environment, producing a bottle with distinct value and flavour. Visitors can try a taste of this storied wine at Bodegas Piedra’s stand, where they can also find more information about their future and heritage.