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12 January, 2017

MOST INTERESTING NEW SPARKLING WINE

CUVÉE ESPLENDOR VARDON KENNETT

Torres says Esplendor is its first sparkling wine produced in Catalonia using the traditional method, as used in Champagne. It originates from Torres’ high-altitude vineyards – more than 500m above sea level, in the Penedès region.

The blend comprises Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as a small percentage of Xarel·lo, which are all selected and hand-harvested. It undergoes 30 months of bottle ageing.

“We wanted to make a sparkling wine with a distinctly individual style, emphasising freshness and elegance. The project is truly unique, very special, and it paves the way for a new concept in sparkling wines,” said Mireia Torres Maczassek, a member of the family’s fifth generation and the project’s technical director.

It is named after a maritime trader whose visit to Barcelona left him captivated by its wines and culture.

With Torres’s new winery, dedicated to the production of quality sparkling wines and located on the Torres family’s Santa Margarida d’Agulladolç estate in the Alt Penedès, Torres wanted to pay tribute to this Briton who lived on the property during the early 19th century, naming it after him.

Vardon Kennett Esplendor will be available in international markets during the first quarter of 2017.





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