Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Gran Coronas, DO Penedès — 2018

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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

    • Due to certain climate conditions throughout the growth season, the vintage saw a rather late harvest. The spring was very rainy and cool, the summer was mild, with a small ten-day heat wave, and the final stage of maturation was cooler than normal. The grapes were in good condition. Slow maturation contributed to the color and concentration of the reds.

    • Harvest Date(s): Cabernet Sauvignon: From September 20th; Tempranillo: From September 13th
  • 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: 5.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
    • 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.