Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Nov 4, 2010 Miguel Torres Celeste 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRibera del Duero, Castilla-Leon, Spain $25-29 +384040 Available at BC Liquor Stores www.torreswines.comEarlier this week I sat down with Mr. Toni Batet, Export Director and Sommelier from Torres Barcelona, for a whirlwind round the world tasting tour. The Torres family has made wine since the 17th Century in the Catalan town of Vilafranca del Penedès, and officially, under the house of Torres since 1870. Now, 5 generations in, Torres makes numerous wines across Spain and also in Chile and California.We tasted wines from the supremely quaffable (Vina Esmeralda, Penedès, Spain ~ $14.50) up through to supremely impressive (Cab Sauv from 100 year old vines – Manso de Velasco, Central Valley, Chile ~ $45.00). But a highlight for me was the Celeste (sel-EST-ay). This 100% Tempranillo (also known as Tinto Fino) from high altitude vineyards in Ribera Del Duero takes its name from the celestial heavens, seemingly within reach. In the vineyard, at 895 metres altitude, it is said “you can almost touch the stars.” The striking label is a depiction of the constellations seen if you look straight up when you’re standing in the vineyard. And this intense wine seems as full and dark as the night sky. The cool climate has yielded lovely dark blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. Rich and textured dark fruit, peppery spice, espresso and aged wood fill the full palate, cushioned with ripe tannins and concentrated flavours. A lovely wine to wrap yourself up in – under a starlit sky.Spain is the theme region at next year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and Miguel Torres himself will be attending. Mr. Torres and his fine wines will be featured at a seminar with Anthony Gismondi called “Miguel Torres: The Legacy of a Spanish Visionary” and at a special winery dinner with Boneta Restaurant titled “Spanish Legend: An Evening with Miguel Torres.” Rápido! See you there!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsThis intense wine seems as full and dark as the night sky. High altitude vineyards have yielded intense dark blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. Rich and textured black fruit, peppery spice, espresso and old wood fill the full palate, cushioned with ripe tannins and concentrated flavours. A lovely wine to wrap yourself up in – under a starlit eve.Red WineSpainWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.