Wine in the VI: Miguel Torres De Casta Rosada
I have been saying for years this is the year for Spanish wines! Not to be outdone by my insistence that this is also the year of Rose, so it only makes sense that in these hot summer months the wine we cover is a Spanish Rose. The
Miguel Torres De Casta Rosada, produced for 40 years, was first created by Miguel Torres Carbo with a combination of traditional Garncaha and Carinena grapes. This wine is perfect with pasta, traditional Spanish tapa and cheeses, serve chilled. It is very refreshing with a one-two punch of aromatics that offer up red berry and tropical fruit notes.
When you are tasting a wine, the majority of your impression comes from smell, about 80%, so it is very important that when you try new wines you enjoy them from a good glass without too many outside interferences.
Miguel Torres Winery is located right outside Barcelona, recently named the culinary capitol of the world. If ever in that part of the world you must visit. It is simply the most amazing tour. Realizing the importance of aromatics in the wine, they tour you through a year in the vineyard - starting with the smell of Spring and bud break, going through summer, and burning fires of fall, then changing to winter and the smell of snow!
In the meantime, enjoy this fine summertime wine!
"The more we care for the earth, the better our wine"
-- Torres Family Winery