In 2005, the Torres family decided to open a winery in the town of Labastida, in the very heart of the Rioja Alavesa region. Torres was well aware of the region’s winegrowing potential, which allows for the production of high-quality wines including this Torres Altos Ibéricos Parceles de Graziano 2015 that display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery. I
In making this red DOC Rioja wine, only grapes of the exclusive Graciano variety are used. The origin of the Graciano grape remains a mystery, but upon reaching La Rioja, it quickly became a favorite in special and reserve blends. This exclusive, limited-production wine stands out for its intense red color, potent aromas and excellent cellaring potential. Torres Altos Ibéricos Parceles de Graziano is a wine produced with 100% Graciano from vineyards located in Rioja Alavesa. Once the harvest is carried out, the grapes ferment in stainless steel deposits, with a controlled temperature of 22-24ºC for approximately one week. The maceration lasts 18 days. Then, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Before it is launched on the market, it is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months.
Bright, deep cherry red in colour, Torres Altos Ibéricos Parceles de Graziano is a full-bodied, deep and complex wine. On the nose, the spicy notes of the variety stand out, with elegant aromas of ripe red fruit and a toasted touch of the barrel. In the mouth, it has an intense entry, with a lively mid-palate, a distinguished tannin that makes it long and persistent. Rich and fruity (blueberries) with fine spicy notes (juniper). Long lasting and excellent.
Pair with roasts or oven-baked lamb. Excellent with traditional stew recipes from Castile and La Rioja. Lovely with mature sheep cheeses.
Alcohol level: 14.5% vol.