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Torres - Altos Ibericos Crianza DOC 2016 (750ml)

 
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Producer Torres
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2016
Sku 8858600630
Size 750ml

Torres Description

Altos Ibéricos was Familia Torres first endeavor in the Rioja region. This light, elegant and modern interpretation presents the essence of Tempranillo in all its beauty. The Crianza offers a bright and contemporary red with smooth juicy tannin, elevated aromas and full-bodied fruit. Light aging in French and American oak creates a well rounded palate and savory undertones of clove, green peppercorn and toasted bread.

2016 VINTAGE NOTES:   In 2016, good climate conditions contributed to very healthy vines, but the lack of rainfall from May, combined with high summer temperatures, slowed down fruit maturation. However, rainfall in late August gave the vineyard some respite and allowed for satisfactory grape maturity, and the 2016 harvest took place on the usual dates. VINEYARDS: Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa 
TASTING NOTES:   Dark cherry red in color, very opaque. Intense and fragrant, with exquisite raspberry jam
and spicy green peppercorn aromas, as well as a pleasant note reminiscent of toasted bread.
Warm on the palate, with velvety, juicy tannins well rounded by oak aging.


VINEYARDS:
   Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa
   Appellation: DOCa Rioja
   Harvest Date: Hand harvested in October
 VINIFICATION:
   Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures
   Winemaking: 15 days maceration
   Aging: 12 months in French and American oak, partially new, followed by
   12 months minimum aging in bottle before release
TECHNICAL DETAILS:
   Alcohol: 14%
   pH: 3.57
   Total Acidity: 5.1 g/L
   Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
 

James Suckling: 92 Points

Purity of fruit in this red, from plums and red berries to ripe strawberries. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins that are polished and soft. Lovely tension and focus. Extremely well done. Try after 2020, but hard to resist now.

James Suckling, September 2020

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