Torres Gran Vina Sol 2006

img_4818Its good to see some Torres gear still hitting the shelves, they seem to have been forgotten in many parts and relegated to the bargain bin. Torres tend to use a high proportion of ‘international’ varieties such as Cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, while I am not too keen on this I do think that many of their wines are good drinking and good value. I have a couple of their wines in at the moment, including their new Priorat venture.

This wine is based on chardonnay with 15% of the native parellada, then a portion goes into Limousin oak for fermentation, then rest into stainless steel. The resulting wine is fresh with a nose of  melons, lemons and cashews. Quite toasty, yet fresh with plenty of sunny fruit. This isn’t your full on style of chardonnay, it’s more fun and seafood focused. The palate mirrors the nose for the most part, but adds a little butter and creaminess.  My only gripe is that it isn’t all that Spanish tasting, but a good drink for the price. 87 Pts.

Source: Negociants Australia RRP: $21 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.torres.es

3 thoughts on “Torres Gran Vina Sol 2006

  1. Had a stalemate last night. Vina Esmeralda 2007 from Catalunya. 85% Muscat of Alexandria and 15% Gewurz. Was like a dry non-sparkling moscato. More enjoyable than it sounds. No idea if it is spanish tasting though. Interestingly bottled under screwcap. They put a sticker on the top of the cap with the origin details. First time I have seen that.

    Will look out for the wine above as well.

    cheers

    Carl

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