Flores de Cerezo, meaning cherry blossoms in Spanish is the (not so) young vines cuvee from Finca Volvoreta. The grapes come from 30 year old Tinta del Toro vines planted in a biodynamically farmed vineyard on sandy, loamy and stony soils at 800 meters in elevation. The wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel followed by malolactic in used, second year French barrique, where it remains for only five months before bottling. The wine is remarkably fresh and nimble for the region. Only 71 mg/l of SO2.
This is a very special winery; atypical for Toro. These are must have wines.
Vino Volvoreta is a small family producer located fifteen minutes outside of the town of Zamora, and was the first organic bodega in the D.O. of Toro to make their wines following organic principles. Antonio Alfonso grew up making wine with his father, and now has passed on the winemaking duties to his daughter Maria, among the youngest winemakers in Spain. The estate farms 15 Hectares of vineyards within their 100 hectares of organic property high in the sun-scorched hills of the region. The land is sublime. Forests, wild herbs, lots of insects and birds; Volvoreta (Gallego for 'butterfly') works with all of nature to create their exceptional quality wines. The winery has received a lot of press recently for their focus and dedication; true models for the 'slow wine' movement.