Familia Torres 'Salmos' - Priorat

Familia Torres 'Salmos' - Priorat

Regular price
$45.00
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$45.00

2017

Cariñena, Garnacha, Syrah

Priorat, Spain

The reknowned Familia Torres has roots that date back to 1870, when brothers Jaime and Miguel Torres Vendrell built the winery in front of the Vilafranca del Penedès railway station. For the next hundred years, after visits from royalty, rebuilding after damage sustained during the Spanish Civil War and plenty of innovation in winemaking along the way, Familia Torres has gathered acclaim from wine critics and publications worldwide. 'Salmos' translates to 'psalms' and is a nod to the Carthusian monks who planted the first grapevines in Priorat in 1905. The fruit for this particular wine comes from vines planted in the late 1990s on the characteristic slate soil known as llicorella that is found exclusively within Priorat. This Carignan-led blend exhibits a brooding bouquet of dark berries, cassis. earth, licorice and shaved graphite. On the palate, concentrated flavors of dried cherry, black plums and spice dominate, with velvety tannins and a persistent finish. Partner this stunner with roasted venison and vegetables, Moussaka or red wine braised Lentils with spinach and pearl onions.