Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Gonfaus, DO Penedès — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • The Gonfaus grape was rediscovered in 1998 and eventually planted at the Purgatori estate in Les Garrigues, Lleida, where it has adapted exceptionally well. Gonfaus is a very low-yielding grape variety. The wines present complex aromas of ripe fruit with somewhat spicy undertones and display well-integrated acidity, good concentration, and ripe, sweet tannins.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Penedès
    • Vine Age: Planted in 2004 to 2017
    • Soil: Moderately deep, alkaline clay soils with moderate water holding capacity and very high levels of active limestone.
    • Elevation: 330-541 m (1,673 feet)
    • Orientation: North-South
  • Vintage Report

    • Generally speaking, 2021 saw little rain, although there was significant snowfall in January in the high-lying areas of the l’Aranyò estate, which benefitted the vegetative growth cycle of the grapevines. Temperatures fell within normal range, with a warmer than usual month of February.

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In concrete and stainless steel tanks
    • Aging: 6 months in 50% new French oak barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gonfaus
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 6.96 g/L
    • p H: 3.28
    • RS: 0.8 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10 years aging potential



  • Gonfaus – 2021 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    “Made with a grape that was almost extinct before being rescued by the Torres family, this deeply hued red wine has aromas of black and red cherry, with a hint of mint and touch of florality. Gorgeous acidity and polished tannins encase black-plum, cassis, cocoa butter and fennel-pollen flavors that wind down to a finish infused with a touch of juniper.”