Founded in 1870 and still going strong. The Torres family empire is responsible for some of the best Spanish wines we see. Their induction to the Primum Familiae collective, along with Mouton-Rothschild, Antinori, Pol Roger, Hugel and Tenuta San Guido illustrates the esteem in which they are held.
And what would a Spanish company be without a Rosé? Well, not much fun to visit for starters. Torres Rose is a round, fruit, floral and vibrant style with plenty of character and appeal. The finish is dry but the core of red fruits and floral aromas remain long after you swallow the wine. How they do this wine so cheap I will never know. But I will heartily enjoy it! Made from Garnacha (Grenache) which adds fruit and floral notes and Cariñena (Carignan) which is what gives the weight and savoury edge.
Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. Almost too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long term.