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Familia Torres

Spain Catalunya

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Name: Familia Torres
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Foundation year: 1870
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08720 Vilafranca del Penedés, Spain
Website: www.torres.es
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Associations: DO Conca de Barberà & DO Costers del Segre & DO Penedès & DOQ Priorat & DO Ribera del Duero & DO Rueda
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wein.plus classification One of the best producers of the region The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area.
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2019 - Berliner Wein Trophy
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2021 - Berliner Wein Trophy
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Waltraud 2016
De Casta, 2014, DO cataluña, Catalogne
Familia Torres
The Spanish beverage production and trading company with headquarters in Barcelona in the autonomous region of Katalonien was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres (1843-1905) and Miguel Torres (+1906). How...

Tasted Wines 38 Wines View All

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2022 D.O. Rueda Verdejo "Pago del Cielo - Celeste"
85 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, quite firm nose with quite fresh herbal aromas and rather restrained, bright yellow fruity to...
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2009 D.O. Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Quite firm, wood-spicy and somewhat tobacco aroma of black berries with light plum tones and cedary...
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2005 D.O. Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana
91 WP - excellent
Editor note: Tart, tobacco and somewhat nutty-woody scent of blackcurrants with distinct cedar aromas, black oliv...
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1996 D.O. Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana
92 WP - excellent
Editor note: Very tart, deep, somewhat developed, tobacco and blackberry nose with aromas of dried and grilled pe...
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2011 D.O. Penedès Sauvignon Blanc Fransola
83 WP - good
Translate to English Editor note: Zart holzwürziger Duft nach Grapefruit, Kernobst und grünem Paprika mit pflanzlichen und erdigen Tön...
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2012 D.O. Penedès Chardonnay Jean Leon - 3055
82 WP - good
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht gewürziger Duft nach gelben Früchten mit buttrigen, pflanzlichen und erdigen Tönen. Im Mund h...

The Spanish beverage production and trading company with headquarters in Barcelona in the autonomous region of Catalonia was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres (1843-1905) and Miguel Torres (+1906). However, the family's roots with wine-growing activities go back to the 17th century. In 1902, the winery was visited by King Alfonso XIII (1886-1941). Founder nephew Joan Torres Casals (1865-1932) continued to expand it. In his era, the production of spirits was also started in 1928. In the third family generation, Miguel Torres Carbó (1909-1991) took over the company. He travelled to North and South America in the early 1940s, promoting the wines and establishing the international reputation. In the early 1940s, production was switched from barrel to bottled wines. The first bottled wine called "Corona" was launched in 1942, which is still one of the historic brands today.

After studying chemistry and oenology in Barcelona and Dijon (Burgundy), Miguel A. Torres (*1941) joined the company in 1962 as the fourth generation. He introduced varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc from the mid-1960s onwards and subsequently had a decisive influence on the company. His strong commitment to environmental protection and against the causes of climate change should be emphasised. His achievements have been recognised by many awards. Decanter Magazine named him "Man of the Year" in 2002, the International Wine Challenge honoured him for his life's work in 2010 and in 2012 he received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Wine Enthusiast. Today, Miguel A. Torres serves as president, and Juan M. Torres (*1935) and Marimar Torres (*1945) are vice-presidents. The fifth generation is represented by Arnau Torres-Roselló, Mireia Torres-Maczassek, Cristina Torres and Miguel Torres-Maczassek (*1974), who has been general manager since 2012. There are 1,300 employees worldwide. The company is a member of the family estate association PFV (Primum Familiae Vini), which was founded by Miguel Torres and Robert Drouhin.

Torres - Besuchzentrum-Vilafranca del Penedès

The company is characterised by innovative experimentation, exceptional vinification methods and rigorous quality controls. Torres reinvests at least 95% of its profits each year to remain a self-financed company. Through the Miguel Torres Foundation, projects are supported to build schools and shelters for orphans at risk of social exclusion. In 2007, the "Torres & Earth Programme" was launched with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions. The programme includes renewable energies, eco-efficiency in transport, optimisation of water consumption, adaptation measures in the vineyards and biodiversity, including forest management and reforestation. Together with the Californian wine multinational Jackson Family W ines, the association IWCA (International Wineries for Climate Action) was founded in 2919. The aim is to develop appropriate measures against the negative effects of climate change by, among other things, reducing greenhouse emissions.

The vineyards in Spain cover around 2,000 hectares of vineyards, about half of which are in the DO area of Penedès. In addition, grapes are also purchased. Today, the winery is considered one of the most modern in the world and was the first in Catalonia to introduce stainless steel tanks. Around 20,000 barrique barrels are available for ageing. More than 50 autochthonous grape varieties are cultivated and experimented with. As early as the mid-1980s, the focus was increasingly on organic viticulture. The extensive assortment includes red wines, rosé wines and white wines as well as sparkling wines. The wines from the privileged single vineyard sites are among the top wines in the world. These include Mas La Plana (Cabernet Sauvignon), Grans Muralles (Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena/Mazuelo, Garró/Mandón, Querol), Reserva Real (Bordeaux Blend), Perpetual (Cariñena, Garnacha Tinta), Milmanda (Chardonnay) and Fransola (Sauvignon Bl anc).

Another important pillar is the production of spirits. The origin goes back to 1928, when Juan Torres Casals began to produce aromatic brandies matured in oak barrels. Only the best grapes from Penedès were used for this. Today, Juan Torres Master Distillers produces brandy, liqueur, pisco and tequila. The top products include Torres 10, Torres 15, Torres 20, Jaime I and Reserva del Mamut. The latter is a very limited edition of 999 unique bottles of 30-year-old brandy, numbered and handcrafted. Master distiller Matías Llobet, when he joined Torres in 1985, had filled three Limousin oak casks with the house's best brandies and let them mature for 30 years. More than 400 wines from 15 countries are imported and distributed.

The company's activities abroad began in 1979 with the founding of the winery in Chile. Miguel Torres in Chile. In 1993, the winery was opened in California. Marimar Estate was put into operation. The winery Jean León (Penedès) was acquired in 1995, managed by Mireia Torres. In the same year, the start was made in China with the joint venture Zhangjiakou Great Wall Torres Winery with an experimental vineyard and a small winery. However, this partnership was already terminated in 1997 and the wine import company Torres China (Shanghai Torres Wine Trading) was founded.

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