Torres Priorat Salmos
|Torres Priorat Salmos $59.40 $72.50|
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This Wine is a homage to the monks of the courageous carthusian order, who arrived in 'Priorat', in 1095, where they cultivated vines. In 1835 a violent crowd destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the auctioning of church lands known as the "Desamortización de Mendizábal". In 1996 the Torres Family began work on the planting of vineyards on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like "Licorella" stone.Salmos is born in a beautiful remote land. The vineyards, planted on slopes of shale (“licorella” stone), undergo extreme changes in temperature between day and night and these natural vicissitudes add to the wine’s appeal.
“The Central Priorat has soil known as llicorella, which is unique to the
area. It consists of dark slate layered with quartzite. The soil is poor and
of volcanic origin, giving the wines a strongly mineral character.
Serve with game and red meats.”