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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.