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2018 Fredi Torres Classic Priorat

SpainRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 55.00 AUD

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It's pretty clear Fredi Torres does things his own way. Born in Galicia, Fredi spent most of his young life in Switzerland. There he worked for Nike, studied audio engineering and had a successful career as a house DJ. One bottle of Clos Mogador 1998 changed all that. After phoning René Barbier over and over with no success, Torres just showed up on Barbier's doorstep and began his career in winemaking. Moving from DJ'ing nightclubs to shoveling compost seemed daunting but Fredi has never been afraid of hard work. He's a man who "hates weekends," sleeps 4-5 hours a night and has no television. Single-mindedly focused on his goal of making amazing wine.In 2013, Fredi and his friend and business partner Mark Lecha began Lectores Vini with 6 hectares in the mystical Priorat. The rocky soil and steep vineyards, with elevations between 300 to 600 meters, demand careful thoughtful farming. With the inability to utilize any machinery, everything is done by hand and animals. What they are doing there is magical, pulling off the unusual feat of a Priorat that is easy-drinking as soon as you open the bottle, but will still hold up with age. Mark and Fredi also farm grapes in the surrounding Montsant. The cooler and rainier climate lends itself to wine that is playful, with more fruit, or as Fredi put it "no shiki-miki.

Region - Spain

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Best of Spain

Grape - Priorat

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Garnacha with small percentages of Carinena, Syrah and Macabeo. Graceful and elegant with deep raspberry, crunchy red fruits, white pepper and lovely fresh herbs. It's medium bodied, deliciously velvety, balanced and grips with fine tannins. A lovely wine that punches well above its price-tag.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Pepper, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Priorat

An impressive blended red wine from Spain that is made primarily from Grenache and Carignan, but can also have some Merlot and Cabernet in there too! These special wines are full bodied, highly structured and age-worthy expressions that are packed with black cherry, plum, licorice, cocoa and gravelly minerality. Delicious!!

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