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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sangre de Toro

Spain's Sangre de Toro from Familia Torres - at Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco 

Sangre de Toro was created in 1954 as a classic Mediterranean wine and has since grown into a global brand sold in 130 countries, offering a wide range of wines that reflect the vinicultural diversity of Spain.

It is also an official sponsor of the Spanish national football team - for those that enjoy that sort of thing.

More relevant to the non-football-following wine enthusiast is that it is part of the Torres stable of wines, and is made in Catalunya from Garnacha, aka Grenache.

Garnacha likes the heat and produces wines with a soft, spicy, berry flavours suitable for early drinking.

Sangre de Toro, 2018 (£6.50, Sainsburys, Asda and Tesco)

black fruits, dried prunes, cherry and toasty-oaky spice with some liquorice, dried herbs and cocoa; good structure with juicy fresh acidity and very gentle tannins. Some aged complexity and savouriness.

Thoroughly enjoyable and Good Value.

Match with barbecue and picnic foods, duck liver pate or roasted red meats.

Tom Cannavan's review here:

From the Sangre de Toro website

Sangre de Toro is all about the Spanish way of life and enjoying traditions around the world. Football and wine bring people together and build friendships, watching a match together and then toasting the victories.

Look out for several competitions from neck collar promotions on shelf in supermarket to social media events, to coincide with the Euro 2021 tournament, where prizes can be won from team kit, footballs, and even tickets to Ciudad del Fútbol (the Spanish National Team’s training facility in Madrid) in November 2021*.

Sangre de Toro are committed to supporting Spain’s men, women, and under-21 national football teams over the next three years which will see two European Championships, a World Cup, and the Olympic Games in that time.

* Covid travel regulations permitting 

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