Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Altos Ibéricos Crianza, DOCa Rioja — 2018

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  • Introduction

    • In 2005, 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DOCa Rioja
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): During September and October
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: 15 days
    • Barrel Aging: 12 months in French and American oak, partially new
    • Bottle Aging: 12 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.61
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
  • 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.

    • Serving Suggestions: Conceived as a perfect match for almost any kind of lamb, from roasted lamb to tender lamb chops, as well as pork recipes and Ibérico cured meats. Serve at 14–16°C (57-59°CF).



  • Altos Ibéricos Crianza, DOCa Rioja — 2018 – James Suckling – 91 Points

    "Fresh plums with vanilla, walnut and a hint of tobacco on the nose. A medium-bodied red with a juicy, fluid mid-palate, coated by supple, soft tannins and a creamy finish. Good length here. "