Torres Salmos, Priorat DOQ

£24.50 / bottle
£279.30 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Torres Salmos is a red wine made in the Priorat wine-growing region of Spain by Torres. Torres was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres and is still family owned and run by fourth generation Miguel A. Torres. The Torres family are one of the founding members of Primum Familiae Vini.

Torres are relative new-comers to the Priorat region and began work on the planting of vineyards in  Porrera and El Lloar on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like “Licorella” stone in 1996. The region is known for its unique terroir and the slate-rich hillsides and a harsh, dry climate that produces grapes with intense flavor and complexity. Wine-making in Priorat itself has a history stretching back over 800 years. The “Denominación” is located in the province of Tarragona and is famous for old vine Carinena and Grenache. However, at the beginning of the 1980s many wine producers began planting French grapes to combine with the local varieties and, with improved wine-making techniques and modernised wineries, there is a whole new swathe of more modern, new-wave Priorat wines. A combination of old and new. The quality of both traditional and new wines is thanks to its unique microclimate and soil. The land, and this combination of old and new wines, has made Priorat one of the most closely watched areas of cultivation in Europe.

The grapes for Torres Salmos are sourced exclusively from Torres’s La Giberga vineyard, located in the municipality of Porrera. The wine is a is a blend of Carninena and Garnacha and is aged in new French oak casks for 14 months. Bottled as a Priorat Denominacion de Origen Qualificada (DOQ).

Torres Salmos is an homage to the monks of the courageous Carthusian order, who arrived in “Priorat”, in 1095, and began to cultivate 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”.

Torres Salmos is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Tasting Notes

Torres Salmos is an opaque, dark cherry red colour. Intense, concentrated. Seductively expressive fruit (jammy cassis) culminating in delicate dried fruit notes (plum) and a distinctive, terroir-imparted mineral nuance. The palate is firm, lively, flavourful, with elegant, velvety tannins. Persistent and round.

Food Pairing

A great match for wild game and red meat. Pairs beautifully with roast lamb and other roasts. It is also great it Manchego.


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