Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2013
In 2005, the Torres family decided to open a winery in the town of Labastida, in the very heart of the Rioja Alavesa region. Torres was well aware of the region’s winegrowing potential, which allows for the production of high-quality wines that display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery.
- Appellation: DOCa Rioja
A long vegetative cycle with high rainfall and humidity. Storms from May to July. Cool, rainy summer with bouts of botrytis, which required a selective harvest.
- Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature for approximately 1 week
- Maceration: 15-18 days
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak, partially new
- Bottle Aging: 18 months minimum bottle
- Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo, predominately from Rioja Alavesa
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 5.1 g/L
- p H: 3.64
- RS: 0.9 g/L