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Torres : Mas de la Rosa Vinyes Velles 2018

Torres : Mas de la Rosa Vinyes Velles 2018

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Torres : Mas de la Rosa Vinyes Velles 2018

A complex and elegant Priorat red wine

The estate

Founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres Vendrell, the Torres estate has been producing exceptional Spanish wines for five generations which have won numerous awards and praise from the greatest international critics.

Located in Vilafranca del Penedès in Catalonia, the Torres family business watches over vineyard of more than 1,300 hectares. The family-owned vineyard has expanded into Chile and California. Pioneers and enthusiasts, the Torres family selects the finest varieties in order to produce great wines that authentically reveal the expression of their original terroirs.

The vineyard

Mas de la Rosa Vinyes Velles 2018 by Torres is a Priorat wine made from a rigorous selection of the finest grapes that stem from a 1.86-hectare vineyard at Finca Mas de la Rosa estate in the Porrera region. These old vines are over 80 years old and are planted at an altitude of between 430 and 480 metres above sea level on a sloping southeast facing terroir.

The vintage

2018 was a year marked by heavy rainfall and relatively cool temperatures. The milder conditions at the end of the vegetative cycle are ideal to ensure a good ripeness level of the vineyard.

Vinification and ageing

Maceration for 8 to 9 days. Fermentation in small stainless steel vats for 7 to 8 days. Aged for 16 months in 1500 litre French oak tuns.

The blend

Cariñena (Carignan)

Garnacha (Grenache)

1.9.0