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Spanish winery Torres to produce new wine Cava

DBR Staff Writer Published 26 June 2013

Torres, a Spain-based winery, is set to release a new wine Cava in 2015, as part of its plan to roll out a range of wines in the next five years.

According to the company, the range of wines will be targeted towards the Chinese market.

Torres CEO Miguel Torres Maczassek was quoted by Decanter.com as saying that they want to produce a niche, premium Cava and do not expect the initial output to be more than 5,000 cases a year.

"We feel that the sparkling wine category will grow in China over the next decade and Moet-Hennessy's domestic project in Ningxia [the French conglomerate has a joint venture to produce red wine in Yunnan province] can only strengthen the market, which clearly benefits us," Maczassek added.

The blend will be made from international and local grape varieties and the wines will be matured for at least 20 months on the lees.

Maczassek said the company had also invested in vineyards in the Tremp sub-zone of the Costers del Segre region in north-east Spain.

"This cool, high altitude vineyard zone is perfect for early-ripening varieties, so we planted some Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot in addition to some pre-phylloxera Spanish varieties," he added.

"We plan to market a range of Costers del Segre single vineyard wines over the next five years, when the potential has been reached."