Torres ‘Mas Borras’ Pinot Noir – Penedes 2011
This iconic wine is a Pinot Noir grown in the Upper Penedes (Santa Maraa de Miralles) at 520 meters above sea level, where cool summer nights allow for the balanced ripening of these delicate grapes. Mas Borra s is one of the few Pinot Noirs currently produced in Spain. One location that stands out is at our historic single vineyard of Mas Borras, giving its name to this exceptional, distinct wine, awarded by the International Jury at the Wine Olympiad in Paris in 1985. Aged for 9 months in French oak of Nevers (30% new oak).
Lends delightful expression to the varietal character of Pinot Noir, full of floral and fruit (plum, cassis) aromas. Sweet entry to the palate, elegant acidity and delicate tannins. Good aromatic length (spices and coffee). The supple, fragrant tannins express the elegance and finesse of Pinot Noir. An excellent accompaniment for roast meats, cooked hams and creamy cheeses. Serve at 16-18C.
About The Brand
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.