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Vina Esmeralda. Torres 2016

Member Review by zufrieden:

This wine is about 5 euros in Spain - an unbelievable bargain by North American standards. The nose is full of wild rose and other sweet garden flowers filled in by apricot and peach. The entry is quite smooth and luscious with more soft fruit such as peach and maybe a bit of lychee nut. Would pair nicely with seafood - especially cuttlefish and lightly fried scallops. Muscat flavours predominate. Excellent value. 87 points.

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Torres:
  Torres is one of the world’s most recognizable brands of Spanish wine and is 100% family owned. The company was founded by Jaime and Miguel Torres in 1870, and is now overseen by 4th generation wine producer Miguel Angel Torres. The headquarters of the winery is in Vilafranca del Penèdes in Catalonia, although the family controls several wineries throughout Spain as w... Read more
  Torres is one of the world’s most recognizable brands of Spanish wine and is 100% family owned. The company was founded by Jaime and Miguel Torres in 1870, and is now overseen by 4th generation wine producer Miguel Angel Torres. The headquarters of the winery is in Vilafranca del Penèdes in Catalonia, although the family controls several wineries throughout Spain as well as Chile and California. The wines range from entry level premiums, such as Sangre de Toro (the one with the little bull charm on its neck), to quality-driven mid and higher priced ranges, as well as dessert wines and brandies.    A large percentage of the Torres vineyards are organic and sustainable, with efforts to increase those numbers. They also contribute to wildlife conservation efforts with a fund to protect the Bonelli's Eagle in Catalonia and the Condor in Chile.  Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,975
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 07/25/2014

This wine is about 5 euros in Spain - an unbelievable bargain by North American standards. The nose is full of wild rose and other sweet garden flowers filled in by apricot and peach. The entry is quite smooth and luscious with more soft fruit such as peach and maybe a bit of lychee nut. Would pair nicely with seafood - especially cuttlefish and lightly fried scallops. Muscat flavours predominate. Excellent value. 87 points.


Snooth User: hobowiretoaster
371659279
2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/28/2012

It's o.k., but I wouldn't buy it again.


Snooth User: djc3142002
906716104
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2011

Highly aromatic, with bright notes of green apple, kiwi, and a whole bouquet of flowers. Makes for an excellent apéritif.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/09/2011

Excellent dining wine. No complaints.


Snooth User: heyitspavel
248594124
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/28/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Benzibar
377566101
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2010

At 0.5% alcohol and a grand total of 50 calories per large glass this is a wine that could, if it lived up to Torres's claims, start a drinking revolution. It's for exactly this reason that I approached today's wine tasting duty (to all my fellow Snoothers, of course) with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Pouring it into the glass, it was a lovely bright but pale gold. Very fragrant on the nose with clear aromas of peach and elderflower and undertones of citrus. On the palate it's very slightly off-dry with a lovely crisp acidity and a medium body. There's a very clear taste of green apple which leaves a refreshing sourness in the mouth after you swallow. To be honest, it IS missing something in the balance which is clearly caused by the absent alcohol. Having said that, it doesn't lose too much because of this. It's still a refreshingly crisp muscat which I'm convinced will find a niche at your average summer BBQ. If I'm driving, this will certainly be my first choice. It's head and shoulders above the other options on the market - it tastes of wine, for a start! STOP PRESS! We've just polished off the bottle, and I'm still sober. Forget about it...


Snooth User: brusselsdrinker
8581313
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/11/2011

I have tried a number of alcohol free wines and have always been disappointed. I must say I found this one quite excellent. It really does still taste like white wine but has almost no alcohol. I'm sure the afficianados will carp but for the average drinker who wants to avoid alcohol it is the business. If only they did a red as well ...


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External Reviews for Vina Esmeralda. Torres

External Review
Vintage: 2012 04/02/2013

Helles Gelb mit grünlichen Reflexen; zeigt sich in der Nase verführerisch mit viel Exotik, reifen Aprikosen vermischt mit Muskat-Aromen. Halbtrocken im Gaumen, herrlich süffig mit frischer Säure.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/08/2010

Vina Esmeralda 2009 - Miguel Torres: Vina Esmeralda 2009 - Weißwein von Miguel Torres Sicherlichist der Gewürztraminer in Katalonien eher eine exotische Rebsorte undneben Miguel Torres wird sie auch von kaum einem anderen Winzerangebaut, aber das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. Ein schönesHellgelb, das von einem zarten Grün untermalt, wird leuchtet im Glas.Das Bukett verströmt intensiv fruchtige Aromen von Honig, Jasmin undPfirsich. Der Vina Esmeralda 2009ist ein ausgezeichneter Aperitif im Sommer, er passt aber auchhervorragend zu Meeresfrüchten und Fisch, leichen asiatischenWokgerichten oder zu Gerichten mit Artischoken oder Avocado.Weingut: Miguel TorresLand: SpanienRegion: Katalonien - D.O. CatalunyaRebsorte: Gewürztraminer, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Moscatel de Grano MenudoInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 11,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12 °C Weißwein > Spanien > Katalonien


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/07/2010

Vina Esmeralda 2008 - Miguel Torres : Vina Esmeralda 2008 - Weißwein von Miguel Torres Sicherlich ist der Gewürztraminer in Katalonien eher eine exotische Rebsorte und neben Miguel Torres wird sie auch von kaum einem anderen Winzer angebaut, aber das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. Ein schönes Hellgelb, das von einem zarten Grün untermalt, wird leuchtet im Glas. Das Bukett verströmt intensiv fruchtige Aromen von Honig, Jasmin und Pfirsich. Der Vina Esmeralda 2008 ist ein ausgezeichneter Aperitif im Sommer, er passt aber auch hervorragend zu Meeresfrüchten und Fisch, leichen asiatischen Wokgerichten oder zu Gerichten mit Artischoken oder Avocado.Weingut: Miguel TorresLand: SpanienRegion: Katalonien - D.O. CatalunyaRebsorte: Gewürztraminer, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Moscatel de Grano MenudoInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 11,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12 °C Weißwein > Spanien > Katalonien


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/21/2010

Hellgelbe Farbe mit grünem Schimmer. Offene Beerenfrucht mit lieblichem Touch, reife Aprikosen vermischt mit Moscato-Aromen. Im Mund herrlich süffig, wiederum lieblich mit knackiger Säure. Wunderbar ausbalanciert.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/16/2009

Hellgelbe Farbe mit grünem Schimmer. Offene Beerenfrucht mit lieblichem Touch. reife Aprikosen vermischt mit Moscato-Aromen. Im Mund herrlich süffig, wiederum lieblich mit knackiger Säure. Wunderbar ausbalanciert.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2010

Miguel Torres Vina Esmeralda 2007: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, Ausbau in Stahltanks, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: CatalunyaWeingut: Miguel TorresRebsorte: Gewürztraminer, Muscat d'Alexandria, Moscatel de Grano MenudoRestzucker: 7g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 11,5 % Weißwein



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