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Vinoble is pround to import and range of Toro wines Hong Kong. The region is a Denominación de Origen in the Castille and Leon province of Spain, located specifically in the Zamora region. The DO was granted in 1987. Nearby towns include Zamora, Toro, Valladolid, and Leon. Historically, religious orders were mandated to grow vines by royal decree, and much of the wine tradition in Toro was perpetuated by monks in the service of the nobility. In the 19th century the sandy soils protected the region from Phylloxera, and the area boomed as it exported wine to France and Germany, who were harder hit by the mite. Despite a long history of high quality wine production, Toro is less well known today, though the current quality is certainly deserving. The most popular grape in Toro is Tempranillo, which they call Tinta de Toro, and of course Malvasia, Garnacha, and Verdejo are common too. Most of the vineyards are at higher altitudes, which helps balance out the lack of coastal maritime weather, and the vineyards are primarily located along the Río Guareña and Río Duero. The reds produced here are hearty, and concentrated, and much labor goes into making sure the alcohol levels don't get too high. Like Rioja and Ribera del Duero, Toro's Tempranillo are classified by age, with Joven, Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva. As Spain rises in the esteem of the international wine market, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Toro will likely be at the forefront.