Miguel Torres in Chile

The International Wine Review’s upcoming report #21 on the Wines of Chile will identify the exciting changes taking place in Chile today with the emergence of new terroirs, new varietals, and new wine makers. It also examines the role of individuals like Miguel Torres of Spain who have had a considerable impact on the Chilean wine scene. Below is a small introduction to our tastings notes and ratings of the wines of Miguel Torres which are among the more than 400 wines tasted for the report.

Miguel Torres established his family’s winery in Chile in 1979. Curicó was selected as the site for the new winery and the first wines were released in 1980. Torres has had considerable impact on the local wine scene. His use of temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and reductive winemaking, clonal selection programs, and imports of vine materials for vineyard improvements are among his innovations. His winery produces good quality and highly affordable wines under the Santa Digna label, organic wines under the Tormenta label and noteworthy terroir-driven preimum wines such as Manso de Velasco and Cordillera. Miguel Torres is pictured above between Executive Editor, Don Winkler (l) and Mike Potashnik, Publisher (r) . Importer: Dreyfus Ashby & Co

More information on the upcoming report on Chile is available on www.i-winereview.com

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