Miguel Torres Cordillera Blanc de Noir NV
Chile / Curico Valley
Andy's Tasting Notes
A charming, crisp, fresh yet nicely rounded and soft-fruited sparkler with an engaging lingering style and a silky finish. Fruity hints of candied lemon, baked apple and fresh summer berries.
Price per bottle £15.95 £13.95
Founded in 1979, Miguel Torres is proud to be one of the first foreign wine companies to buy land in Chile and the first to build a winery.
In 1979 the Torres family purchased 100 hectares of vineyard in Maquehua, San Francisco Norte and Cordillera, together with a winery in the Curicó Valley. Miguel Torres brought with him his family’s long tradition of wine-making and over 140 years of company history. The Chilean Central Valley has an ideal climate for top quality viticulture. This Phylloxera-free region is dominated by the presence of the Andes, their peaks crowned with permanent snow. The difference in temperatures between day and night provides the optimum conditions for development of the grapes and increases their ability to retain their finest aromas.
Torres’ concern for the environment has led to a continual process of research and development both in the vineyard and the winery, with modern sustainable methods being used in their Chilean vineyards.
Torres continues to expand and has purchased a ‘fundo’ in the Community of Empedrado, 180km south of Curicó. The vineyard soils are slate based which in time will produce outstanding new wines to add to the current range, with particular emphasis on Pinot Noir. Innovation and new product development have kept Torres at the forefront of modernisation, reaffirming their position as one of the leading producers of sustainable wines.
Due to a long-term collaboration with local vine growers, Miguel Torres is currently the largest Fair Trade winery in Chile.