(Miguel Torres Chile)
In 1979, the age-old Catalan Torres family winery decided to embark on a transatlantic adventure that took it to the pre-phylloxera vineyards of Curico in Chile, South America, where it resolved to be the first foreign company to invest in Chilean vines located in a unique, magical landscape at the foot of the Andean volcanoes. Today, over thirty years later and having been pioneers in the modernization of vineyard management and at the technological forefront of New World wines, the Torres family stands out as a reference winemaker in the “Southern Cone”. Headed by the fifth generation of the family, it continues working to produce, harvest after harvest, attractive wines which perpetuate the oldest viticultural tradition of the South American continent.
Attractive, intense, deep cherry red.
Very expressive. It releases ripe black fruit with distinct barrel ageing aromas. Blond tobacco, milk chocolate. After breathing for a short while, balsamic notes emerge.
Explosive and bold on entry. Surprising freshness. Very distinct black fruit aromas once again. Slightly herbaceous. Spices and fine toasty aromas. Unctuous textures on the finish along with very dry tannin and good acidity.
Manso de Velasco comes from a ‘fundo’ (estate or ranch) situated between Lontué and Molina, in the Casablanca area, and is named after the former Governor of Chile, the Count of Superunda and founder of the city of Curicó in the 18th century - José Antonio Manso de Velasco. On these volcanic soils, vines of over a hundred years of age are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and result in one of the most classic Chilean red wines today. With careful selection of the grapes, Torres has produced a wine which is really deep and intense with massive fruit and remarkable structure. It remained in French oak for about 18 months and shows remarkable bottle ageing ability. It is a truly fresh, honest and approachable Cabernet Sauvignon wine, very suitable for enjoying with food, and of course will go naturally well with game such as Patagonian hare.