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Autor Crianza Priorat - Rotllan Torra 2010

Autor Crianza Priorat - Rotllan Torra 2010

by Rotllan Torra 2010

Producer : Rotllan Torra

Region : Priorat (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"(40% garnacha, 40% carinena and 20% cabernet sauvignon; aged in American oak): Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berry, spicy oak and floral pastille aromas show an energetic quality and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering sweet cherry-cola and cassis flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. A vanilla note adds an exotic touch to the finish, which lingers with smoky persistence."

90 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, Sept 2013

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Rotllan Torra
Region Priorat (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2010
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Carignan, 40% Garnacha
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $239.40

The Producer

Rotllan Torra

Rotllan Torra Winery, established in 1982, predates the rise of the ‘new Priorats,’ wines that gained popularity thanks to critic Robert Parker. Originally wine distributors in Penedès, the Rotllan family relocated to Priorat after discovering the region's exceptional potential. At the time, the winery was the sixth in Priorat and among the pioneers to exclusively bottle its entire production.

Aside from the wine tasting experience, Rotllan Torra's main allure lies in the history and architecture of its facility. Constructed in the mid-17th century by the Carthusian monks of Scala Dei, the building exhibits Renaissance style with Cistercian influences. Originally designed as a cellar, it has a substantial capacity of one million liters of wine. The construction, utilizing stone and mortar and dug into the ground, provides ideal winemaking conditions—constant temperature and humidity, along with silence and darkness.

In the 20th century, after changing ownership, the cellar was modernized with the latest technology of that era, including electricity and glazed ceramic. Towards the end of the century, Rotllan Torra embraced contemporary trends, incorporating stainless steel and wood into the facility. Notably, there is an intriguing bottle cellar for 100,000 bottles in the old underground cellars, now perforated and interconnected.

Additionally, the cellar accommodates the facilities of the Torroja cooperative, serving as a warehouse. Rotllan Torra utilizes fruit from its 86 acres of vineyards in the Torroja township, featuring varieties such as Garnacha Tinta and Cariñena (between ten and one hundred years old), as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. The winery produces approximately 200,000 bottles annually, with 80% of the output destined for export.

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