Wines that resolve to speak in a distinctive voice, revealing the identity of their place of origin and the signature personality of their winemaking style. This could be the definition of what constitutes the concept of a gastronomic wine.
Mas de la Rosa, Milmanda, Grans Muralles, Mas la Plana, Reserva Real, and Perpetual. They all embody the concept of a gastronomic wine. Exceptional, with a strong sensory impact. Unmistakable in their potential and capacity to convey their organoleptic personality. These wines forge an alliance with some of the finest restaurants in the world.
Taking a look at the first volume of Sapiens del Vino (“Wines: contextualization and winegrowing,” Bullipedia, 2018), we can analyze the factors that inform the concept of gastronomic resolve in winemaking, because they cover similar contexts as the wines mentioned above.
Traditional oven-roasted cannelloni and Grans Muralles at La Vinoteca Torres (Barcelona)
Quality as a differentiating factor. Restaurants that have built a long-standing reputation look for wines of proven quality out of an inherent desire to offer extraordinary products that match the exclusive nature of their cuisine and stature. Even taking subjective value into account, gastronomic wines display a high level of quality that prevails from vintage to vintage.
The capacity to convey its personality. This is the DNA of a wine, that which sets it apart. These are recognizable wines that tell us about their variety and terroir, and the care that went into making them. Balance meets pleasure.
Familia Torres's most indomitable wine originates in the Mas de la Rosa vineyard (Porrera, DOQ Priorat), which is still tilled by mule
A sense of exclusivity linked to intangible qualities and the most earthy of attributes. The wine’s precise geographical designation includes the relevant vineyard, parcel, and terroir. It reflects the work and experience of multiple generations that have contributed their effort and knowledge of winegrowing and its fruit.
We're talking about wines that are made to realize the full potential of a pairing by considering the setting, cuisine, and company. Taking pleasure in life's finer things in restaurant settings where food becomes an experience to nourish the soul.
The gastronomic adventure of wine is an essential part of our winemaking philosophy. Eating and drinking, or feeding the soul? We nourish the soul—that which makes us feel, think, and live.