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WW NOW STOCK RIOJA!

After receiving numerous requests we now hold two Riojas in stock, both available for immediate dispatch.are not readily available elsewhere.

We have selected these wines for their quality, and they come from a vineyard owned by the Familia Torres.

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 wine-growing potential, which allows for the production of high-quality wines including this Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva to display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery.

Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva 2013

Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva is a wine made with 100% Tempranillo from vineyards located in Rioja Alavesa. Once the harvest is carried out, the grapes ferment in stainless steel deposits, with a controlled temperature of 26-28ºC for a week. When the fermentation has ended, it is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. Before it is launched on the market, it is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of 20 months.

Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva is a deep, elegant and complex wine. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red fruits stand out, with toasted notes of the ageing process. In the mouth, it has a powerful entrance and a mid-palate with volume. A very long finish.

TASTING NOTES

Dark cherry red color. Intense aroma of black fruit (blueberries) against a toasty, spicy backdrop. Light, silky and subtle on the palate.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Red meat and meat stews, as well as sheep cheeses. Exquisite with all kinds of cured Ibérico pork. Serve at 14–16°C.

Torres Altos Ibéricos Parceles de Graziano 2015

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.

TASTING NOTES

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.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Pair with roasts or oven-baked lamb. Excellent with traditional stew recipes from Castile and La Rioja. Lovely with mature sheep cheeses.