Torres ‘Fransola’ Sauvignon Blanc – Penedes
Familia Torres was amongst the 1st producers in Spain to introduce Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980’s. As it is a grape sensitive to heat, the vines are planted up in the mountain at the Fransola Estate, in the heart of the Penedes, where ice cold nights and mild days provide an excellent climate for growing vines, giving us the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes with which we produce this elegant, balanced wine.
Partially fermented and aged in new American oak, it offers intense, complex aroma of exotic fruit (passion fruit and green fig), delicately ennobled by fine notes of toast and vanilla (from the ageing in new French oak). Good balance in the mouth thanks to the wine’s acidity, with floral notes that pleasantly linger mid-palate.
Decanter World Wine Awards: 94Pts; Penin: 91Pts
The Torres surname has been linked to wine for more than three centuries, when the family first planted vines in the Penedes. Since it was founded in 1870, Bodegas Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of leading the premium quality wine and brandy sector. In doing so, the company has always carried out its work with the utmost respect for the environment, lead by the 5th generation of the family.
Right from the beginning, exports have been one of the main pillars of the company, and nowadays Torres wines can be found in more than 150 countries. Thanks to countless effort to have Spanish world recognized, Familia Torres has been named Europe’s most admired brand for nine years by beverage magazine Drinks International and Miguel A. Torres is one of the few Spanish producers to have been named Decanter Man of the Year.
The Torres family’s philosophy of winegrowing begins with respect for the land. “We live from the earth and we are a family-owned company, so this combination leads us to care for our land and resources — not just for this generation, but also for future generations”, says Miguel A. Torres. Torres completely avoids the use of chemical treatments, replacing them with biological alternatives, following the viticulture traditions of Torres’ ancestors.