I have tasted some monster-big Priorat wines in my day, darker than midnight oil and covering your palate like a thick primer going up on drywall. This is not one of those, and that is certainly not what Fredi Torres is aiming for. A man for
which no corner of Europe hasn’t met, Fredi grew up in a farming and fishing family based in Galicia, the northwest corner of Spain, north of Portugal. His early adult years consisted of a home base in Switzerland, a job with Nike, and 10 years as a house music DJ touring Europe. Graduating from that whirlwind
lifestyle he switched to studying viticulture and worked in Burgundy, Argentina, South Africa, and finally Priorat. After packing up his 10-year partnership at the Saó del Coster winery, Fredi purchased 8.5 hectares of land on slate, schist, and granite soils, planting only 3 hectares
to build this four varietal blend. The ‘Classic’ consists of 75% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, 3% Syrah, and 2% Macabeo. All of his vineyard care is organic and biodynamic and this Priorat sees 15% oak and 85% stainless steel during élevage. Expect a peppery, wild herb, crunchy styled Priorat with medium body.
Label I.Q.: Vine production in Priorat goes back to the 12th century and the monks
of the Carthusian monastery at Scala Dei.