Bodegas Torres

     Thursday July 21, 2016

Reservations Closed
Course Pairing / Description Wine
Hors D' Oeuvres Chorizo and Manchego Filled Corn Arepas (Garlic and Sweet Sherry Aioli with Pink Peppercorn) Olive Tapenade Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (Capers and Micro-Kale Leaves)
In the mountainous area of the Upper Penedès the more delicate and aromatic white grape varieties are grown. Moscatel and Gewürtztraminer form the basis for the Torres Viña Esmeralda, an exceptionally delicate and strikingly fragrant wine. The Torres family is particularly proud of their white wines. The production of these types of pure, clean and seductive wines, as seen today, was more difficult for their ancestors. However, they now know the secret and have the resources to maintain the fruit properties and transform them into unique, refreshing and elegant wines with a little help from the climate, the land, their well-cared for grapevines and their experience. The Viña Esmeralda is intense - fragrant and floral (lime blossom, acacia honey) with notes of fresh fruit (Muscat grape, citrus) and tropical passion fruit. It is sensual and silky on the palate, framed by seductive, delicate acidity (pink grapefruit). The delightful character of the Muscat grape comes through on the finish.
Torres Vina Esmeralda 2013
Hors D' Oeuvres Chorizo and Manchego Filled Corn Arepas (Garlic and Sweet Sherry Aioli with Pink Peppercorn) Olive Tapenade Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (Capers and Micro-Kale Leaves)
The Torres Pazo das Bruxas is a wine that pays homage to the folklore and nature of Galicia, a land of immense forests inhabited by mystic and magical beings like the Galician witches who lived in old country houses (pazos) where they would connect with nature through dances and spells to obtain the best fruits from it - just like the albariño stock that gives life to Pazo das Bruxas. The appellation of Origin Rías Baixas is a territory of exceptional beaches, diverse landscapes, numerous vineyards and a rich cultural and historic heritage. Torres Pazo das Bruxas is a noble wine that holds all of this Galician idiosyncrasy. It is an intensely aromatic wine, brilliant, limpid, pale yellow. It is fragrant on the nose, offering perfumed and citrus notes coupled with fruit aromas (white peach) over a touch of minerality, characteristic of the terroir. It is sweet upon entry, followed by a fresh, clean evolution across the palate and a long, elegant finish.
Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino 2014
Appetizer Course Piquillo Pepper and Garlic Chicken Thigh Albondingas (Garlic Crostini, Aged Spanish Mahon Cheese)
In the year 1954, Miguel Torres was already seeking out the most prized red grapes of the region, Garnacha (Grenache) and Cariñena (Carignan), to create a different wine that would express the authentic character of the land. This led to the birth of "Sangre de Toro", whose name is inspired by Baccus, the Roman god of wine, known in ancient times as "Son of the Bull". The Sangre de Toro Garnacha is cherry red in color. It is fresh, expressive, and intense in red fruit aromas, with a subtle nuance of oak aging. It is velvety on the palate, with rich, complex Mediterranean aromas representing exuberant notes of spices and blackberries.
Torres Sangre de Toro Garnacha 2013
Paella Course Roasted Mushroom, Mussels, Sausage & Shrimp Paella (Stewed Tomatoes, Sweet Peas, Saffron Rice and Spanish Olive Oil Dressed Sunflower Shoots)
The Torres Altos Ibéricos takes its name from Alto Otero, a beautiful place where the winery is situated in the town of Labastida, north of the Iberian Peninsula. This noble wine from the Torres family, made with the Tempranillo varietal, is aged for 12 months in oak barrels and for a long time in the bottle. The Altos Ibéricos has an opaque cherry red color with floral (Damascus rose) and fruit (strawberry, raspberry) aromas and spicy and smoky notes imparted by oak aging. It is velvety smooth, with fine, juicy tannins.
Torres Ibéricos Crianza 2012
Paella Course Roasted Mushroom, Mussels, Sausage & Shrimp Paella (Stewed Tomatoes, Sweet Peas, Saffron Rice and Spanish Olive Oil Dressed Sunflower Shoots)
The Torres Celeste Crianza is an opulent wine brimming with fruit, body and color as unique as the night sky in the Ribera del Duero. At 895 meters altitude, you can almost touch the stars and shape the clouds. The dusk air is intense with fragrance and the sun lights up the land in all its splendor. Here, at a height of 895 meters, Celeste is born, the Torres family’s first Ribera del Duero. The Celeste Crianza, 100% Tempranillo, is luminous morello cherry red with garnet highlights. It has intense aromas of wild blackberries and blueberry jam with toasted and spicy notes (pink peppercorn), as well as exciting undertones of hot wax and exquisitely fine oak. This wine is round, velvety and mature and it envelops the palate in its perfume.
Torres Celeste Crianza 2013
Beef Course Cast Iron Pan Seared Pepper Steak (Caramelized Sweet Peppers, Whipped Boniato, Red Wine and Fresh Thyme and Shallot Reduction)
Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo are the grapes that bestow their nobility on Gran Coronas, a wine of a deep red hue, with ochre and brick-red touches from its aging. This arose from the innovative drive of Miguel A. Torres, who planted the French variety of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Penedès at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s, when normal practice was to plant local white varieties. Thanks to this, Gran Coronas has become a benchmark for reserva red wines. The Gran Coronas is a deeply opaque cherry red wine with garnet highlights. It is intensely fruity, with spicy nuances (clove) against a backdrop of balsamic woodland undergrowth (mastic, bay leaf). This wine is silky on the palate, with very fine tannins displaying a touch of fruit (stewed black cherries) and undertones of toast.
Torres Gran Coronas RSV 2011
Cheese & Truffles Course Aged Manchego, Soft Ripened Cabrales and Spanish Brie Salt Roasted Marcona Almonds, Blackberries and Dark Chocolate Truffles
The Torres Salmos Priorat is an homage to the monks of the courageous Carthusian order, who arrived in “Priorat” in 1095, where they cultivated vines. In 1835, a violent crowd destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the auctioning of church lands known as the "Desamortización de Mendizábal". In 1996, the Torres family began planting vineyards on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like "Licorella" stone. The Salmos Priorat is a blend of Carinena, Garnacha, and Syrah. The wine is dark ruby red. It is a rich, ripe wine with floral (confected rose) and fruit (dark cherries, prunes) aromas. This wine is beautifully framed by French oak with an elegant, subtle midpalate, very finely structured tannins and a slight touch of toast (cocoa).
Torres Salmos Priorat 2013