2021 Torres Viña Sol Mediterranean White Blend
Apr 2023 Selection
This wine is a blend of White Garnacha and Parellada, a local grape from the Penedès, that is clear and bright gold in color, offering crisp and refreshing flavors of green apple, lemon zest, and a subtle minerality.
Viña Sol was founded in 1962 and is owned by the Torres family. The Torres family founded their first winery in Penedès in 1870. Viña Sol wines are designed to have an approachable palate and an ability to pair well with a wide variety of dishes. The Mediterranean sun on their bottle labels is homage to the Mediterranean sun that was stamped on barrels shipped from Spain to Cuba and Puerto Rico in the early 1900s.
The 2021 Viña Sol Mediterranean White Blend is a refreshing and aromatic wine from the Penedès region in Catalonia, Spain. The Penedès wine region is best known for Cava but also produces excellent dry red and white wines. Wine-making in this region dates back to the 7th century BC. The Penedès region is known for producing some of the best white wines in Spain, thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate and unique soil composition. The 2021 Viña Sol Mediterranean White Blend is a testament to the region's winemaking tradition and expertise.
The Mediterranean White Blend is primarily a blend of White Garnacha and Parellada, a local grape variety, harvested from vineyards throughout the Penedès. The Parellada were harvested in late September and the White Garnacha grapes were harvested in late August. The grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 14 days.
The resulting wine is clear and bright gold in color. On the nose, the 2021 Viña Sol Mediterranean White Blend offers notes of ripe pear, citrus, and tropical fruit, with a hint of floral aromas. On the palate, the wine is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of green apple, lemon zest, and a subtle minerality. The finish is long and pleasant, with a touch of acidity that makes it a perfect pairing for seafood and light salads.
This wine is suitable for any occasion from a casual dinner with friends to a fancy summer soirée. Its light and refreshing character make it a perfect wine to enjoy on a warm day, but it is also versatile enough to pair with a wide range of foods.
This wine has a cellaring potential of about two years.