Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Pazo das Bruxas, DO Rías Baixas — 2023

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY In 2005, under the visionary leadership of Miguel A. Torres, the family purchased its first vineyards outside its native Catalonia, in Ribera del Duero. Since then, the family has extended its vineyard holdings to include prized properties in Rioja (2007), Rueda (2014) and Rias Baixas (2017). The aim of Familia Torres Properties is to produce exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroirs and personality of each region.

      WINE Sourced predominately with grapes from the historic coastline of Salnés, blended with grapes from O Rosal. The combination of fruit from temperate O’Rosal vineyards with slower to ripen parcels from Salnés provides optimal balance and high toned acidity.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Sourced from vineyards across Val do Salnés and O’Rosal.

    • Appellation: Rías Baixas
    • Location: Galicia
    • Cultivation: Sustainable, Solar
    • Soil: Various
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2023 harvest in Rías Baixas is among the earliest on record. The winter and spring were quite rainy and mild. The summer provided excellent vinegrowing conditions: weeks of sunshine combined with a few weeks of rain, which supplied the vineyards with just enough water. A heat wave hit during the second week of August, lasting two weeks and pushing temperatures above 40ºC. Under these conditions, the grapes ripened faster than usual, bringing about an earlier start to the harvest.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation in stainless steel under controlled temperature.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Albariño
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 7.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.41
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Luminous and clear straw yellow color. Clean and intense floral aromas with deliciously ripe citrus notes (pineapple preserves). Rich and flavourful, with lush extract and a seductive midpalate.