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MIGUEL A TORRES GIVEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DB AND IMW

Torres was given the award at a ceremony at Vinexpo in Bordeaux at lunchtime today where members of the wine industry gathered to honour his lifelong contribution to the trade.

The award recognises an outstanding and inspirational figure in the world of wine whose enduring contribution spans a whole career, and has previously been presented at Vinexpo Bordeaux to Robert Mondavi (2005), Marchese Piero Antinori (2007), Jean-Michel Cazes (2011) Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (2013), and Hugh Johnson OBE (2015).

Introduced by Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief of the drinks business and presented by Jane Masters MW, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine, Miguel was delighted to receive the recognition.

Commenting after the announcement was made, and following a lengthy applause, he said, “I am of course extremely proud and honoured, and would like to thank the Institute of Masters of Wine – the chairman, the IMW team, the drinks business  and of course all Masters of Wine – for this Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I especially would like to highlight the extraordinary work, effort and dedication of our worldwide Torres team and my family. They all actually made it possible where we stand today as a winery. But allow me to give a very special thank you to my wife Waltraud, who helped build our winery (and the German market!) and raise our three children – Anna, Mireia and Miguel – and of course my sister Marimar and my brother Juan-Maria.”

 

Born in Barcelona in 1941, Miguel A. Torres is the second son of Miguel Torres Carbó and Margarita Riera.

In 1957 he began his studies at the University of Barcelona (Chemical Sciences), and in 1959 he moved on to the University of Dijon (Burgundy), where he specialised in Oenology and Viticulture.

In 1962, he joined the family business, and currently serves as the president of the company.

In 1967 he married Waltraud Maczassek. It was decisive that his wife was German as Waltraud Maczassek initiated and directed exports to Germany, which today is one of the most important markets.

 

In addition to English and French, he speaks an acceptable German and has also studied Japanese and Russian for several years.

He has written several books, the most recognized being “Vineyards and Wines” which was published in 1977 and which is now in its seventh revised and updated edition, available in Spanish and English.

 

 

In 1996, he was honoured by the Chilean government with the Grand Official of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins, in recognition of his services to improve the relations between Spain and Chile, as well as for his contribution to the wine sector development of this south American country.

In 2012 Miguel A. Torres received the Order of the Lion of Finland, the highest decoration the Finnish government can grant to a foreigner.

His concern for climate change and ecology has been recognized internationally, including by the drinks business, which honoured him at The Drinks Business Green Awards in 2011.

In May 2013 Miguel A. Torres received the Golden Plaque of the Civil Order of the Agricultural, Fishing and Food Merit (Placa de Oro de la Orden Civil del Mérito Agrario, Pesquero y Alimentario), awarded by the Council of Ministers of Spain.

He has 3 children, Anna, Mireia and Miguel.

 

 

 

TORRES SERVED TO OBAMA IN CUBA / Torres’ ‘Milmanda’ 2012 and Vega Sicilia Unico 2007 were among the wines served to President Barack Obama on his trip to Cuba this month.

On 21 March Obama became the first US president to visit the Caribbean island in nearly 90 years as diplomatic relations between the two countries continue to ease. At the official state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuban President Raúl Castro served his guests a selection of Spanish wines.

Torres’ Chardonnay from the Conca de Barberà DO was paired with the first course, a cream soup seasoned with ‘Caney’ rum and garnished with ham slivers. Meanwhile, the 2007 Unico was served alongside an oven-roasted suckling pig with tamales and plantain chips.

Miguel Torres Maczassek, general manager of Bodegas Torres, explained that his great-great-grandfather, Jaime Torres, had spent most of his youth on Cuba before returning to Spain to found the winery in 1870.

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Torres creates a microvinification winery to study revived ancestral varieties / The new facility will also focus on research projects related to climate change and indigenous yeasts

The biggest news this harvest season was Bodegas Torres's unveiling of a winery dedicated to microvinification. The new facility located in Pacs del Penedès will allow for more in-depth research in the study of revived ancestral varieties. In addition, it will work on improving quality and the vinification process as well as developing very limited-edition wines.

The winery occupies a 370 m2 space divided into two areas, which are equipped with the latest technology to carry out small-scale vinification, ranging from 5 to 1000 liters. Conditions at the facility mimic those found in bigger wineries, but offer greater flexibility when it comes to conducting different kinds of vinicultural tests and experiments. The fixed tanks are equipped with cooling jackets and an automatic temperature control system. The portable tanks, used for small batches under 50 liters, are placed in insulated chambers that can maintain various temperature settings simultaneously to ensure the correct fermentation of the musts. The winery is also fully equipped for harvest reception and has several small-scale presses and a bottling line on site.  

 

At this new winery, a team of 3 to 7 professionals, depending on the time of year, will centralize all of the research projects the company has been working on for the past two decades. Currently, the main lines of research focus on reviving ancestral varieties, adapting the vineyard to climate change, isolating and identifying indigenous yeasts, and improving methods of analysis and the process of stabilizing and preserving wine.  

Some research projects form part of larger European projects like INNOWINE and MyCORRAY or Spanish projects financed by the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), an entity that answers to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This includes VINySOST and INCOMES, which primarily study wine stability, environmental factors, and the effects of phenolic compounds in wine on human health.

For the construction of its new microvinification facility, Bodegas Torres received an innovation grant from the Common Market Organization (CMO). The new winery reflects Torres's vocation for excellence and its clear commitment to RDI (Research, Development and Innovation). The company invests over one million euros a year into research projects in the fields of enology and viticulture.

 

 

Bodegas Torres takes 1st position in the “World's Most Admired Wine Brand” ranking by Drinks International

Bodegas Torres has been voted as the nr 1 “World's Most Admired Wine Brand” in the ranking produced annually by the leading British magazine Drinks International. After having been the second most highly rated wine brand for the last three years, Torres has finally managed to lead this world ranking, becoming the first Spanish and European winery awarded with this distinction.

The ranking is the outcome of a survey among more than 200 top international buyers, sommeliers, journalists and masters of wine, who were asked to consider many different criteria, such as whether a wine is of a consistent or improving quality, how it reflects its region or country of origin, how it responds to the needs and tastes of its target audience, how well it's marketed and packaged and whether it has a strong appeal to a wide demographic.

General Manager Miguel Torres Maczassek - 5th Generation of Torres – feels extremely proud and honoured to receive such an award: “We want to express our gratitude not only to the members of the jury, but also to all our loyal supporters all over the world. They are the ones who keep us working to make better wines every day. I believe that our whole team, from those who work in the vineyards to the sales force, all make an effort to meet the expectations of our wine lovers. We live to keep our promises to those who trust us when choosing a wine.”

Moreover Mr Torres highlighted: “My father has been crucial during the past decades guiding the winery towards higher levels of quality, as well as promoting our single-vineyard (Finca) wines. Every wine we produce is an individual wine. For us the Torres brand is a statement of quality: we do not change our wines because of short-term trends in the market, we focus on a long-term relationship with our consumers based on quality and consistency.”

The “World’s Most Admired Wine Brand” ranking has been announced recently in the latest issue of Drinks International. The magazine has a circulation of 10.000 every month and is distributed in 67 countries, being defined as the leading publication in the world for the spirits, wines and beers market.

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History

The roots of the Torres family in the Penedès can be traced back to the 17th century.

Documents show that even in those days the ancestors of the Torres family were vintners and sold their wines on a small scale. The family tradition has been scrupulously respected down through the centuries and the company has been passed down from father to son. Today the fourth generation of the family - President Miguel A. Torres and Vice-Presidents Juan M. Torres and Marimar Torres - runs the company, while the fifth generation is represented by Arnau Torres-Rosselló, Mireia Torres -Maczassek, Miguel Torres-Maczassek and Cristina Torres.

 

Right from the beginning, exports have been one of the main pillars of the company, and Torres wines can nowadays be found in more than 140 countries around the world. The other constant throughout the history of the Torres has been the creation and maintenance of the image of the company as quality wine-makers, for which Torres is now famed all over the world.

 

In Spain, Bodegas Torres has a range of vineyards in the following Denominations of Origin: Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Jumilla and Costers del Segre; as well as wineries in Penedès, Priorat, Ribera del Duero and La Rioja. Internationally Torres also has vineyards and wineries in Chile /Valle Central (managed by Miguel Torres-Maczassek) and California /Russian River Valley (managed by Marimar Torres).

 

 

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Vineyards

Today, Torres has more than 1300 hectares of vineyard and above all, presence in more than 140 countries where the Torres name is associated with some of the best wines in the world.

There are places that seem to be destined to give the best wines. Enclaves where the land gives us its best. Soils with exceptional conditions. Microclimates that favour the growth of a specific vine type.

The grapes grown on these Estates develop better quality and reach greater potential, giving rise to wines that exhibit exceptional personality and style.

 

VINEYARDS

Fransola

In among the high altitude vineyards of Penedès, in the municipality of Santa María de Miralles, and within the Fransola estate, we find the Fransola vineyard. Here we cultivate 25 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc with which we make our Fransola, one of our most elegant white wines. This wine is unique because it is enriched with a barrel fermentation in new American oak, followed by 4 months of barrel ageing.

 

Grans Muralles

At the foot of the Cistercian walls you will find one of our most symbolic vineyards: Grans Muralles. It has been cultivated since the Cistercian monks introduced the vine here in the 13th century. At the foot of the Cistercian walls you will find one of our most symbolic vineyards: Grans Muralles. It has been cultivated since the Cistercian monks introduced the vine here in the 13th century.

Situated between the Milmanda Castle and the Monastery of Poblet it has 94 hectares of extraordinary quality, 32 of which are dedicated exclusively to its eponymous wine.It has taken us over 15 years to select vines suitable to these licorella soils (slate and gravel).

Finally a mixture of ancient and traditional red grape varieties were chosen. We have spent since 1984 in a process of recovering these Catalan vines from near extinction to plant them in these historic lands.

Thus, we have planted: Monastrell, Cariñena, Garnacha tinta, Garró and Samsó.

The great wall that lends its name to this vineyard, built in the 14th century by master builders Aloi, Pere de Guines and Jaume Cascall, is still in excellent condition, thanks to the patronage of Poblet, that cares for the monument.

 

Mas La Plana

Situated in Pacs, in Central Penedès, you will find our historic vineyard of Mas la Plana.
This great soils once formed part of the feudal lands of the Counts of Barcelona. They are now fully acclimatised to Cabernet Sauvignon.
At Mas la Plana we have 29 hectares of excellent soils dedicated exclusively to the production of our most prized wine: Mas la Plana, winner of the Paris Wine Olympiad, 1979.

 

Milmanda

This is a 15 hectare vineyard dedicated exclusively to growing golden Chardonnay grapes that go to produce the eponymous wine: Milmanda. This location is unique in European history, dominated as it is by a Medieval castle where Charles V and Phillip II did their hunting.

 

Santa Margarida d'Agulladolç

At our Santa Margarida d'Agulladolç Single Vineyard located at a high altitude location and presided over by a Romanesque chapel dating from the 12th century, we cultivate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The llicorella (fine slate) soils produce very small harvests of an exceptional wine.

In 1995 we celebrated the 125th Anniversary of our winery. In honour of the fact, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I visited us, saw our vineyards and installations, showing great interest in every aspect of winemaking.

While tasting our wines, His Majesty showed particular appreciation for a red wine from our Santa Margarita de Agulladolç vineyard. At this high altitude location, presided over by a Romanesque chapel dating from the 12th century, we cultivate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The llicorella (fine slate) soils produce very small harvests of an exceptional wine that subsequently ages and becomes more refined in new oak barrels from the forests of Nevers (France).

As of 1997 we decided to vinify this Reserva Real (Royal Reserve) separately in memory of that remarkable day and as a living and expressive testament to the prestige of the great red wines of the Penedès.

 

Mas Borrás

In Upper Penedès we find lands that give rise to one of the most delicate red varieties: Pinot Noir.

These are 10 hectares of exclusive vineyard that produce our famous Mas Borrás wine. To obtain this precious variety we forego big harvests and look for plants with low yields. We age the wine in Nevers oak so that each bottle may reach maturity with an extraordinary wine.

Mas Borras has received awards such as the Wine Olympiad in Paris, 1985.

 

Aiguaviva

Aiguaviva is situated in Central Penedès. At 450 metres above sea level we have 22 hectares

 

El Loar

In the Priorat you will find this 26 hectare vineyard where we also have a small winery making our Salmos and Perpetual wines.

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Winemaking

Overall Torres produces around 3 million cases per year and owns about 2.230 hectares of vineyards (5 510.45 acres), 1.800 hectares (4 447.90 acres) of which are in Spain, 400 hectares (988.42 acres) in Chile, 30 hectares (74.13 acres) in California, and employs 1.300 persons. Our most renowned "Single Vineyards” are Mas La Plana, Grans Muralles, Reserva Real, Perpetual, Fransola, Milmanda, Manso de Velasco (Chile), the Don Miguel and Doña Margarita Vineyards (California), and the Jean Leon winery which is managed by Mireia Torres-Maczassek, who combines this with running the Priorat winery.

Most of the Spanish Single Vineyard wines age in the relatively new Waltraud Cellar, named after the German wife of Miguel A. Torres - Waltraud Maczassek - who initiated and directed exports to Germany, which today is one of the most important markets.

The Torres family's philosophy of winegrowing begins with respect for the land. "This includes everything we do and is why we must keep experimenting and finding better ways”, says Miguel A. Torres. Torres completely avoids the use of chemical treatments, replacing them with biological alternatives, following the viticulture traditions of Torres' ancestors and has committed itself to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% per bottle by the year 2020.

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History timeline

1870

The company is founded by Jaime and Miguel Torres. The bodega is built opposite the railway station in Vilafranca.        

1904

April 17th) His Majesty King Alfonso XIII visits the bodega. Lunch was served inside a 500,000 litre wooden barr

Death of Jaime Torres Vendrell

Since he left no heirs, his companies are divided between his brothers and nephews, except the wine company, which is left to Miguel.

1907

On February 7, Juan Torres Casals registers the Coronas trademark

1909

Miguel Torres Carbó is born in the "Casa Pairal," very near to the Vilafranca railway station. This house was the Torres family museum until 1997.

1910

Death of Miguel Torres Vendrell

The company is handed down to his son, Juan Torres Casals.

1928

First distillation and ageing of brandies

The company begins the distillation and ageing of brandies

1932

Death of Juan Torres Casals

The company is taken over by his son Miguel Torres at the age of just 23, helped in the early stages by his mother, Doña Josefa.

1934

Miguel Torres Carbó and Margarita Riera are married

1936-39

The bodega is partially destroyed by bombing in January 1939.

1940

Wines are no longer sold in bulk, and the wines are sold in labelled bottles for the first time.

1946

The first bottled wine, Coronas, is launched

1947

The "Sol" brand is registered, years later it will become "Viña Sol"

1954

Sangre de Toro is put on sale for the first time

1962

The first Viña Sol

Viña Sol goes on sale for the first time

1966

Beginning of modern viticulture and winemaking

The first of the non-traditional varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnayare planted and the first stainless steel tanks come into use.

1970

The winery celebrates its centenary

The new technique of cold fermentation for white wines is introduced. Fresh fruity white wines, first Viña Sol closely followed by Viña Esmeralda, are blessed with tremendous success, replacing the concept of tired oak-aged whites.

1975

Marimar Torres takes up residence in the U.S. The sales of Torres wines in US market begin to rise.

1979

Chilean operation begins

Miguel Torres buys 100 hectares (247 acres) of vineyards in Chile. The Chilean wine industry's first stainless steel tanks are imported from Spain, along with the first new oak casks in over forty years.

Black Label awarded in Paris

Gran Coronas Black Label 1970 wins the Gault-Millau wine olympiad in Paris, with higher marks than wines like Chateau Latour or Chateau Haut-Brion.

1982

Marimar Torres plants her first vineyard in California

Marimar Torres buys 22.5 hectares (56 acres) of vineyards in the Sonoma County region of the Russian River/Green Valley, Californiaclose to the town of Sebastopol. Planting of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Parellada begins in 1986.

1985

New vineyards in Chile

50 more hectares (124 acres) are bought in Chile.

1989

Milmanda awarded

Milmanda scores third in a blind tasting of oak-fermented Chardonnays from around the world (the first two were both Montrachets).

1990

Miguel Torres Carbó given the "Creu de Sant Jordi"

Jordi Pujol, the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, awards the 'Creu de Sant Jordi' (Cross of St. George) to Miguel Torres.

More vineyard acquisitions in Chile

80 hectares (198 acres) more of vineyard land are acquired in Chile, (now 230 hectares/568 acres in total).

Gran Coronas Black Label best again

In a blind tasting held by "Farr Vintners" in London, Gran Coronas Black Label (1971 vintage) once more receives higher marks than all the Grands Crus of the Médoc.

1991

Death of Miguel Torres Carbó

He is succeeded by his son, Miguel A. Torres.

The first of Torres's Californian wines is released onto the market.

1992

Jordi Pujol visits us in Chile

The Right Honourable Jordi Pujol, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, visits the winery in Curicó (Chile).

1993

The Marimar Estate winery opens in California.

Doña Margarita Torres is awarded the 'Fransesc Macià' medal by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

1995

Celebration of Torres' 125th anniversary

HRH Prince Felipe visits the winery in California

HM King Juan Carlos I visits the winery in Pacs

1996

Honours for Miguel A. Torres

Miguel A. Torres is awarded the "golden" key to the city of Barcelona in recognition of his business trajectory and for the promotion od Barcelona and Catalonia around the world through his wines.

The Chilean Government presents Miguel A. Torres with the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins (grado de gran oficial), in recognition of services lent towards improving relations between Chile and Spain, as well as his contribution towards the viticultural development of that country.

1997

Miguel Torres Foundation Exhibition inaugurated

The Miguel Torres Foundation Exhibition Hall is inaugurated at the Visitors Reception Centre in Pacs del Penedès, containing the Torres family’s artistic and historic collection.

Joint Venture in China

Establishment of a Joint-Venture in China: Zhangjiakou Great Wall Torres Winery Co. Ltd.

ISO9002 certification

Bodegas Torres was awarded with the ISO 9002:1994 certification for its wine and brandy production and bottling processes, following extensive auditing by the officially recognised body, “Det Norske Veritas”.

Torres 20 named Best Brandy in the world

The brandy, Torres 20, is chosen as the best brandy in the world in a blind tasting of brandies and cognacs organised by the International Wine & Spirit Competition, and awarded with a gold medal.

1998

Own company in Sweden

Torres founds its own distribution company in Sweden: Miguel Torres Sverige AB

1999

The Most Important Winery in Spain

The Readers of the North American magazine Wine Spectator declare Torres as “The Most Important Winery in Spain”

Commercial activity begins in China

Torres' commercial office in China opens: Shanghai Torres Wine Trading Co. Ltd.

2000

Marimar acquires more vineyard in California

73 hectares are acquired on the Sonoma Coast – the best Pinot Noir area in California (USA). The vineyard is named “Doña Margarita”

2003-2004

New vineyards

Acquisition of Fundo Empedrado estate in Chile (369 ha / 912 ac), 160 hectares / 395 acres of vineyards in Jumilla, Spain, vineyards in Toro, Spain (40 ha / 99 ac) and a small winery in the Ribera del Duero area of Spain.

2005

CELESTE launched – Torres' first red wine made in Ribera del Duero

2007

Launch of first Priorat wine - Salmos

SALMOS red wine launched. Torres' first D.O.C. Priorat wine.

Land acquired in La Rioja

Torres purchases 52,158.23m2 of land in Labastida (La Rioja).

2009

Launch of Torres' first Rioja wine - Ibéricos

IBERICOS  launched – Torres' first red wine made in La Rioja, at the new Labastida winery

 

 

 

 

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 Paul Swartz / Sommelier, Pro (Switzerland)  tasted  7 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  7 wines 

Miguel Torres " “I had a chance to try the 1970 a few years ago. A restaurant owner had three bottlesin his personal collection and put a couple on the menu. It tasted just like this, in very good condition. It was very emotional to try a wine made by my father 40 years ago.”

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1y 7m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  30 wines 

“10 wonderful days in Spain with Family. Here are some of the younger vintages I tasted during those slow and hot days.”

1y 7m ago

 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  9 wines 

“Torres Reserva Real is a minimal volume charity wine produced from a single vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. The grapes from the high altitude, llicorella soil vineyard of Santa Margarida d’Agulladolç have produced Reserva Real since 1997.

Beautiful deep dark red colour. The expansive nose is stylish and layered: graphite, wet concrete, spices, cassis and fragrant floral notes. Exceptional freshness, firmness and fruit intensity. Superbly well made and exiting wine that is starting to drink but will show its best between 2010-2015.”

1y 9m ago

 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  51 wines 

“Tough life - yesterday Bordeaux First Growths and today Bag-in-Box wines and other cheap staff. Well point wise the too are only 10 points apart! However Bordeaux wines will improve and increase their prices on years to come, but the wines that or on my table today they should be drunk today if at all.... ”

2y 2m ago

 Rytis Jurkenas / Champagne Expert, Pro (United Kingdom)  tasted  5 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  32 wines 

“Great tasting with excellent Antinori's!”

2y 2m ago

 Rytis Jurkenas / Champagne Expert, Pro (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  35 wines 

“Another great Champagnes and Italian wines!”

2y 3m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  11 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  11 wines 

“„In half an hour, thirty years of my life…“
announced star vintner Miquel Torres his vertical tasting of the legendary Mas la Plana. It was in 1979 when this wine showed up for the first time in the international wine tasting of Gault-Millau. Then it was the 1970 vintage who was defending the first place amongst a huge array of top wines. In the seventies Mas la Plana was made up to the standards of its time, aged for six months in barrels of Amercian oak followed by 12 to 18 months of bottle ageing. 1981 the yields were considerably reduced and the proportion of the barrels origin was altered to half French and half American oak. Since 1990 only French oak is used for Mas la Plana. Also the blend has changed over the years. Originally Mas la Plana consisted mainly of Cabernet-Sauvignon complemented with some Tempranillo and Cabernet-Franc. Since 1981 this wine is a pure Cabernet-Sauvginon. ”

2y 3m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  12 wines 

“Grange 2004 is getting better and better - suberb vintage.”

2y 6m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Torres . In a tasting of  11 wines 

“Meo-Camuzet Richebourg 1996 is A giant of a wine,
with a fine structure.

No excesses, this time, in the maturing conditions: a problem-free season, as we'd like them all to be, with a beautiful month of September, sunny and cool. So the wines, made from very ripe grapes, have concentration and silkiness. Acidity is indeed present too, guaranteeing the freshness of the black-fruit aromas. These slow-developing wines, which are charming but should be taken seriously, possess a high degree of inner harmony, despite their obvious structure. Some people worry: are the wines ever going to open up? There's no need for concern, just patience. Moreover, most of the wines today are perfectly approachable. But you can wait if you have other, easier vintages in your cellar.

Jean-Nicolas Méo”

2y 6m ago

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Taste wines with the Tastingbook


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Explore Your tasted wines library



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BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017

BWW -Best Wine of the World -competition has started.  We welcome You to join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world. You decide the winners by voting! 

 

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You can vote any Red/White wines from vintages 2008-2017 and Champagnes from 2002 vintage. Just use our search engine to find your favourite wines.

 

BWW is the largest and most important wine competition in the world in terms of amount of wines, consumers and professionals.    

Le Merle Blanc de Château Clarke 2016, Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Curriculum Vitae Douro Red 2014, Quinta Vale D. Maria
La Bogliona 2008, Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa
Les Laurets 2014, Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Tiara 2008, Niepoort