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2013 Torres Coronas Cabernet Tempranillo

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We are starting to see many of Australia’s wine regions produce alternative varieties but it’s unusual to see a Spanish winery take their most famous grape, Tempranillo, and blend it with the French Cabernet. But who are we to knock experimentation when the results are this good? It’s a berry good blend, if you’ll excuse the pun, lots of black cherries and blackcurrants with other notes of leather, coffee as well as integrated vanilla oak. The palate is dreamy and soft with the trademark tannins of both varieties merging well.

Winemaker's Notes

Born in 1865, Juan Torres Casals represents the second generation of Bodegas Torres. A fighter with a vision for the future, he registered the Coronas brand on February 7th, 1907, thus creating a wine that made history in Spain.

Grape Varieties: Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking: 10 days of skin contact. Fermented for 1 week in stainless steel tanks at 25-26ºC. Aged for 9 months in American and French oak.

Weather Conditions: Although the year was generally rainy, the vegetative cycle was dry, especially the ripening period. Winter and summer were mild, with a rather cool August and September. Slow, regular ripening and a slightly later-than-usual harvest.

Tasting Notes: Magnificent dark ruby red colour. Intense aroma of black fruit (cherries) and spices framed by a delicate note of toasted oak. On the palate, it is elegant and serious with fine, velvety tannins thanks to oak ageing.

Serving Suggestions: Pairs perfectly with meat, creamy cheeses and traditional paella. Serve at 17–18ºC.

Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential for the next: 5-8 years.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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