Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2014

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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

    • Ideal growth cycle and good amounts of rain. By summer, the grapes were healthy and production was estimated at 105%. Harvest was conditioned by rainfall late in the cycle.

  • 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: 4.9 g/L
    • p H: 3.71
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very opaque, garnet red color. Intense aroma of fresh forest berries with seductive notes reminiscent of dried figs, and toasted nuances like roasted mocha coffee. Vibrant and flavorful on the palate, well-structured and remarkably persistent all the way through to an excellent finish.



  • Familia Torres Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2014 – James Suckling – 92 Points

    Aromas of plums, balsamic and walnuts follow through to a medium to full body with medium chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Very attractive now. Drink or hold.