Our Wines | Crianza

For centuries the best area in Toro to grow fruits, vegetables and plant vineyards has been known as "El Oro". Its privileged situation, close to the river Duero on the southrn part of the town of Toro, was perfect to avoid the early frosts in spring time. The area’s distinctive red soils have a base of clay and are covered by rolling stones making them ideal to grow grapes that mature slowly.

In 1999 the San Ildefonso family, pioneers in the area, carried out a selection of parcels around this privileged location to produce their "Pago de Oro" wines. Thanks to a constant and careful terroir selection, the San Ildefonso family are at the forefront of the new modern style of Toro with wines that offer great fruit concentration and structure.

Pago del Oro | Crianza
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Following selection, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and the must undergoes cold maceration at 10º C for four days prior to fermentation, which takes place at a constant 28º C. The total maceration period lasts approximately 20 days.


Pago del Oro Crianza is aged for at least eight months in American oak barrels of less than four years. Another six months in the bottle rounds out its ageing process.

Tasting notes


Deep-red cherry colour with purple tones at the edges.


Intense aroma, good combination of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy undertones.


Potent bouquet, meaty with very fine and ripe tannins. Long and persistent aftertaste.

Food Matches:

Ideal for red meats, lamb, game, cheeses and seafood in sauce.

Technical Specification

Varietal Tinta de Toro
Vine Age Minimum 30 Years
Fermentation Temperature Maximum 28º C
Fermentation & Maceration Period 20 days
Barrel Composition American
Barrel Age Less than 4 Years
Time in Barrel 8 months
Time in Bottle 6 Months
Suggested temperature for serving 16º / 18º C
Pago del Oro
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