Top 10 new products in August20th August, 2013 by Lucy Shaw
Torres Reserva de Pueblo, País 2012
We chanced upon this gem during a recent trip to Chile. Having already championed País – traditionally a widely planted workhorse grape brought over by the Spaniards to Chile in the 1550s – in the form of pink sparkler Santa Digna Estelado Rosé, Torres is fighting for the underdog grape again in a single varietal example made from old bush vine País.
Around 70% of the wine undergoes carbonic maceration to draw out its fruity characteristics, enhance colour and soften the tannins. Fresh, bright and packed with red fruit, it boasts notes of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry reminiscent of a Beaujolais cru, with a perfumed nose and hints of spice on the finish. And at just 12% abv, it’s ideal to chill down for summertime drinking.
Having fallen for it during a recent tasting at the winery, The Wine Society has taken it on, with Torres bottling a special line under screwcap for the UK. RRP: £7.50