GRENACHE, MACABEO + CARIGNAN - 2014
ORGANIC | LOW INTERVENTION
Old vines showing a fantastic quality and concentration of red fruit. Warming herbaceous character with a slight lavender lift. Intoxicating.
Fredi Torres was born to a farming and fishing family in Galicia. He spent much of his childhood in Switzerland, where he later worked for Nike and then spent nearly a decade touring full time as a DJ in the European House music scene. But his rural, Iberian roots eventually called him back to the land. He studied viticulture and wine making in Switzerland and then spent time working in Burgundy, Argentina, South Africa and Priorat.
Not far from a new plot in Priorat, he is farming a 5HA vineyard in Montsant. This is a high elevation site with views of the Sea and constant winds. He is partnered with a friend, Antonie Touton.
Back in his homeland of Galicia, Fredi and two friends have founded Silice Viticultores. They are restoring old vines on the impossibly steep and rocky slopes of the river Sil within the D.O. of Ribeira Sacra.
Fredi farms all of his vines organically with biodynamic principles and all of the winemaking is non-interventionist. The only thing ever added to the wines is a little sulfur at bottling. All ferments are with native yeast and there is no fining or filtering. The goal is to make wines with bright acidity, pure fruit and low alcohols. Spanish wines 2.0