Miguel Torres Nectaria Botrytis Riesling is a dessert wine from the Curico Valley wine-growing region of Chile. This replaces Torres Chile Vendimia Tardia Riesling. Miguel Torres have had operations in Chile since 1979 when the company acquired a small wine in Curico in the Chilean central valley and were one of the first foreign firms to invest in the country. The original 100 hectares bought in 1979 has now grown, some thirty years later to 445 hectares of vineyards all owned by Torres Chile. Since 2010 Miguel Torres Chile is directed by Miguel Torres Maczassek, a fifth generation Torres winemaker who moved to Chile with his family in order to maintain the tradition and passion for winemaking that the Torres family has demonstrated all these years. The grapes for Miguel Torres Nectaria Botrytis Riesling are not only late harvested (Vendimia Tardia) but they are also all Botrytis affected, both of these have the effect of producing sweeter, raisined grapes than normal. Torres Nectaria is fermented in French oak barrels for 20 days and is then followed by a period of 14 months aging in new French oak barrels, with a further 3 months in bottle, prior to release.