El Lloar Salmos Priorat 2016

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Tasting Notes

92 Points Wine Spectator: Earthy and mineral notes frame a core of plum and wild herb flavors in this thick red. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity support the dense texture. Subtle, savory and intense. Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2030. 891 cases imported.

WINE INFORMATION

Built on 150 years of history and tradition, Familia Torres continues to be one of the most renowned wine producers in Spain. The Torres family roots date back even further, residing in the Penedès region for over 300 years. Today, Familia Torres produce quality wine from 9 DOs across Spain showcasing the most esteemed terroirs that embody tradition and innovation. Miguel Torres Maczassek, the fifth generation of the family, is at the helm and upholds the family values of respect, cooperation, excellence, vitality and curiosity. Priorat is a county in Catalonia, Spain.The central part of the region, "Priorat històric," produces the famous and prestigious wine of the Denominacion de Origen Calificada Priorat. The soil here is composed of a blue slate called “Llicorella”.  Wines from elsewhere in the comarca are denominated as Montsant. The area is also known for the production of hazelnuts.  The landscape is densely hilly, and the climate is continental: dry and hot in summer, cold in the winter.

Grapes for this wine were vinified separately in stainless steel. The assemblage was made in the spring of 2017 and the final wine was aged for 14 months if French oak, 25% new.

 

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pizza, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tapas, Tomato Sauce, Vegetables

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
Spain , Prior At
Grape Varietal:
65% Carignan, 5% Syrah/Shiraz, 30% Grenache/Garnacha
Price:
$45.00 each
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