About the WineMaker
The history of Félix Solís, begins with the lifelong career of the father of the current owners, Mr Félix Solís Fernández, who in 1952 moved with his family from his home town of Villanueva de los Infantes to Valdepeñas, a city renowned for its long grape and winegrowing traditions.
In Valdepeñas, the Solís family, whose history in the wine business dates back to the end of the 19th century, bought the renowned “Casa del Huerto del Cura”, where they started to produce wine. Today it is known as the “Viña Albali” winery and acts as the headquarters of Félix Solís, S.A. It has retained the original warehouses, the tinajas (huge earthenware jars), the barrels (where some of its best wines are aged), the underground cellar and even the structure of this typical ancestral home of La Mancha.
Since its early beginnings, Bodegas Felix Solis has grown to the point where it now owns the largest automated and air-conditioned wine warehouse in Europe, with the capacity of storing eighteen million bottles, a figure which it intends to increase by seventy percent to thirty million bottles.
About the Wine
Bajoz Joven Tinta de Toro is the result of the selection of the best Tinta de Toro grapes. These grapes were picked from 20 to 40 year-old vines. The result is a fruity and well balanced wine, thanks to its sweet and polished tannins.
The grapes are selected, and then they undergo a period of cold maceration, where the skin is in contact with must. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature (28ºC). Finally, the micro-oxygenation process is carried out in order to obtain the maximum fruitiness and sweetest tannins.
This results in a wine with a deep, cherry red colour, with violet tones. Fruity and intense on the nose, with hints of ripe fruit and liquorice. Well balanced, elegant, pleasant and lively on the palate, with a long finish. It is very fruity, with sweet tannins.
An ideal wine to enjoy with red and white meats, pizza or pasta. Serve chilled, between 14ºC and 16ºC.