Who makes it?
Bodega Torres has been a part of the fabric of the Penedes wine region since the 1870s. Although, the family were working vineyards prior to this. Torres Vina Sol is one of those very well known white wines that is often overlooked on the shelf. However, it is one that you should really try. Or retry, whatever the case may be… It is a classic dry white wine, not just for summer, although a glass of chilled Vina Sol on a warm day is very welcome.
How they make it?
Vina Sol is a reminder that the parellada grape is worthy of attention outside of being a staple in making cava, Spain’s traditionally made sparkling wine. Vina Sol is predominantly parellada with a slug of garnacha blanca. The grapes have been cool fermented in stainless steel to capture the freshness of the fruit. In pouring this wine, it also has a light carbon dioxide spritz to maintain that pristine freshness.
What does it taste like?
That fresh fruitiness is what this dry white is all about. It has a floral freshness that perfumes the zesty citrus and crisp pear. It is medium bodied with a fresh flush of acid. There is a spiciness that adds to the complexity and extends along the long finish.
This is wine that does not need food at all and it is particularly refreshing on hot day. I have it on good authority that some truffle crisps is about all you need. However, if you do want to match this wine up with a dish, it will be a really good choice for a seaside picnic of fish and chips. Or sit down with a herb crusted fillet of white fish.
Soft rind cheese is the way to go here. A brie or camembert.
Quickie review « Time to revisit this classic! »
Country of Origin: Penedes, Spain
Tasting Date: November 2020
Price: UK £7.5 | €6 |USD$ 10++
Needs food: no
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