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92pt Torres Celeste Crianza 2014 - Incredible value from Ribera Del Duero

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The Torres family, producers of the famed Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon, have revolutionized winemaking in Spain over the last 150 years, winning a galaxy of awards in the process - including 'World's Most Admired Wine Brand'

Celeste is one of their newest projects, a wine from one of Spain's most famous and sought-after regions, Ribera del Duero - and it is every bit as good as you would expect!

Deep, dark fruit and great concentration all framed by spicy, elegant oak, this is just great value at £12.65 a bottle!

With over 1000 Vivino ratings and glowing , it is certainly worth trying on your dinner table...

About the wine

Dark cherry red with intense garnet highlights. Aromas of black fruit (wild blackberries, blueberries) and delicate toasted notes (coffee) with nicely oak-aged undertones (toasted oak). Serious and warm with very fine, juicy, velvety tannins.

The Celeste is fermented in stainless steel tanks, under controlled temperatures. Malolactic fermentation takes place predominantly in new barrels and the wine is then aged on the lees for 2 months. The wine is then finished with 12 months in French and American oak (partially in new barrels).

Appellation: Ribera del Duero

Accolades:
- 92pts, James Suckling
- 90pts, Wine Spectator
- 3.8/5 Stars, Vivino Rating (1161 ratings)

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Vineyard: Fompedraza
Cooperage: 12 months in French and American oak
ABV: 14.5%
Drink: 2017-2023

About the winery

Whilst the Torres family have been involved in making wine in Catalunya for over 300 years, it was not until 1870 that the house of Torres was officially established. Today, from the fifth generation, Miguel Torres is at the helm; the principles of innovation and attention to detail continue to be the cornerstones of the house. In 1966, they began planting non-traditional varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay; whilst in 1970, they began using cold-fermentation to produce fresh and fruity whites, today Torres is known for blending tradition with innovation.

In 1999, the Wine Spectator magazine recognised Torres as The Most Important Winery in Spain and in 2002 Miguel Torres was named Man of the Year by Decanter Magazine. In 2006, Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded Torres the Best European Winery trophy, and most recently in 2014 Torres was named the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand by Drinks International.

About the vineyard

The Fompedraza vineyard lies in the mid-eastern section of the Duero River Valley, near the town of Fompedraza and the Durantón River. The area is located at 900 meters above sea level, which has a significant influence on the region's climate and winegrowing. 

About the winemaker

Miguel Torres comes across as a modest man, but one with a quiet authority. He knows his stuff, but wears the knowledge lightly. Back in 1982, when there were problems with the family succession (his father wouldn’t retire and let go of the company), Miguel took a sabbatical year out and went and studied at Montpellier, brushing up his winemaking and viticulture knowledge. When he returned to the company he brought this new knowledge back and applied it.

Today Torres spend €3 million a year on their viticultural and winemaking research, tackling some of the hot topics in wine science. This innovation and drive for quality has seen them established ever more firmly as one of Spain's Leading Houses.

 

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92 Points - James Suckling
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Some savory, nutty and older woody elements lead into a wine that has an impressive core of ripe blueberry and blue plum fruit. The texture is smooth, the balance good and length effortless."

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90 Points - Wine Spectator
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A fleshy texture carries rich flavors of plum, fig, cocoa and loamy earth in this generous red. Gentle acidity and tannins give this an accessible structure. Balanced, with good depth through the smoky finish." 

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"Smooth, round , floral herb aromas. Classic style, good balance , clean acidity, earth, tobacco and dark fruits. Delicious, excels with food4/5 Stars

"Beautiful deep red in the glass. Medium bodied. Very dry. Fairly tannic. I get dark red cherries and leather. Delicious." 4/5 Stars

"Tip top. Deliciously robust but with great ripe red fruit and earthiness . Lovely wine"  4/5 Stars

 

 

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