Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Gran Coronas, DO Penedès — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • Gran Coronas represents a monumental turning point in innovation for Familia Torres. Miguel A. Torres went against regional norms, planting Cabernet Sauvignon in Penedès in the 1960s, when most plantings were to local white varieties. Miguel A.’s recognition for producing quality Cabernet Sauvignon brought Gran Coronas to become a benchmark wine for the region. By blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, followed by prolonged oak aging, one of the family’s finest wines is created.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Penedès
  • Vintage Report

    • 2017 vintage notes: The vintage saw a warm, dry growth season. After a cold winter, the spring started out mild, followed by a hotter-than-usual summer. In terms of precipitation, the winter was wet, spring saw normal amounts of rain, and the summer was very dry. Under these conditions, the grapes ripened much earlier than usual.

    • Harvest Date(s): Cabernet Sauvignon: From September 21; Tempranillo: From August 29
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature for 7-8 days
    • Maceration: 2 weeks maceration
    • Barrel Aging: 12 months aging in French oak (30% new)
    • Bottle Aging: 12 months minimum
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, fruit from Mas la Plana vineyard blended with younger vineyards in the area
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 4.8 g/L
    • p H: 3.69
    • RS: 0.6 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark cherry red color with garnet highlights. Intensely fruity (blueberries, cassis) with delicate spicy (black pepper) and balsamic notes. A balanced and nicely structured palate with ripe tannins well rounded by aging in excellent oak.