Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2013

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  • Introduction

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

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DOCa Rioja
  • Vintage Report

    • A long vegetative cycle with high rainfall and humidity. Storms from May to July. Cool, rainy summer with bouts of botrytis, which required a selective harvest.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature for approximately 1 week
    • Maceration: 15-18 days
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak, partially new
    • Bottle Aging: 18 months minimum bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.64
    • RS: 0.9 g/L



  • Familia Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2013 – James Suckling – 92 Points

    This is a rich and dark-fruited style with a very fresh and sleek, fruit-soaked tannins that offer a long, smooth run on the finish. Drink or hold.