Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2016

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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

    • In 2016, the vineyard had good climate conditions that resulted in excellent health status. However, the lack of water in May and high temperatures during the summer delayed the ripening of the fruit. Fortunately, the rainfall in late August provided some relief to the vineyard, allowing sufficient levels of ripeness to be achieved. As a result, the 2016 harvest season began on the usual dates.

  • 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 aging before release
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa
    • Alcohol: 14.0%
    • TA: 5.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby red color with lovely pigment. Intense aromas of red forest fruits like raspberry and cherry jam with licorice complimented by toasty notes. Velvety on the palate, with exquisitely fine-grained, smooth tannins, beautifully matured in both oak and bottle.



  • Altos Ibéricos Reserva – 2016 – James Suckling – 91 Points

    "Nimble red and blue berries, spices and plums, followed by a juicy, medium-bodied palate that’s full of immediate appeal. Enjoy the fling of elegant berries and flowers, rounded by firm, fresh tannins. Drink now."