Torres

Priorat Salmos

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R 725

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

Cariñena, Garnacha, Syrah

Country:

Spain

Rating:

91 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 to 10 yrs
Origin: Priorat Appellation: Priorat

Tasting Notes:

Full, even, purple-hued, dark ruby-red colour. Torres Priorat Salmos' nose is softly full and voluminous with extraordinary fruit expression (cassis, wild blackberry jam) and exquisite dried fruit notes (figs), entwined with complexing nuances of earth and nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is broad, silky and mouth-filling with very fine ripe tannins that provide presence and fullness and soft acidity that contributes roundness and richness. Savoury berry, mulberry and plum fruit feature prominently with an underlying power which leads to a long, soft, nuanced finish.

Cassis
Cassis

Mulberry
Mulberry

Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit

Earthiness
Earthiness

Jaime Torres emigrated to Cuba in 1855. One of Jaime Torres’ ideas was to build a 600,000-litre wine vat, the largest in the world. During the Spanish Civil War the winery was bombarded, leaving everything in ruins, including the enormous vat. Miguel Torres Carbó, a fourth generation member of the family, rebuilt the winery in 1940 and started business up again. He brought an end to the sale of bulk wine and started to market it in labelled bottles. Torres is the family winery with the most extensive vineyards in the Denomination of Origin (DO) of Penedès and the largest winery in Spain. Outside of the Torres family's native Penedès region, they own vineyards in DO Conca de Barberà, DO Toro, DO Jumilla, DO Ribera del Duero, DOQ Priorat and most recently in DOC Rioja - in the last three areas with new wineries or wineries under construction. Likewise, Torres is also Spain's largest producer of DO wines under its own label, exporting to more than 140 countries.

The grapes are sourced from the estates of El Lloar, Torroja, Bellmunt and Porrera. Salmos is born in a beautiful remote land. The vineyards are planted on slopes of shale (“licorella” stone) that drain swiftly and have low water retaining capacity. It is precisely such soils, located on steep slopes, which give Priorat wines their typical characteristics. The area undergoes extreme changes in temperature between day and night and these natural occurrences add to the wine’s appeal. Salmos is a tribute to the Carthusian monks who planted the first grapevines in the Priorat. The wine holds the mysterious legacy of ancient times and wise men.

After the harvest, maceration, which lasts about 25 days is performed. The alcoholic fermentation, which ranges from between 7 and 10 days, takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 28ºC.

Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. Then, Torres Priorat Salmos is aged in new (25%) and 2 year old French oak barrels for a period of 14 months and finally - for about 2 months – in the bottle.

Food pairing

Torres Priorat Salmos pair well with slow-cooked game meats. Alternative dishes could include endive and ham in Mornay (white) sauce, chicken a la king, tagliatelle with ham.

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