Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2015
The Grans Muralles vineyard is planted at the foot of the Cistercian Wall that protected the Poblet Monastery during the Mercenary Wars. The unmistakeable identity of Grans Muralles is thanks to the stony, slate ground (Licorella) of the region, and the grape varieties believed to be extinct, such as Garró and Querol, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with Cariñena and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine.
- DO Conca de Barberà
- Appellation: DO Conca de Barberà
- Soil: Deep rocky soils with layered deposits of Paleozoic slate and granite gravel beds. Swift drainage and low water holding capacity. The mineral-rich soils and limited water supply contribute to the production of wines that display great typicity, concentration and exceptional quality.
The 2015 vintage was a dry year overall, except for scattered rainfall during fruit maturation. Temperatures were normal, and the vegetative cycle was warm, especially the month of July, although conditions grew somewhat milder during fruit maturation.
- Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperatures
- Maceration: 15-20 days maceration
- Barrel Aging: Aged in new French oak (Tronçais thin grain) for 18 months
- Varietal Composition: Garnacha, Cariñena, Querol, Monastrell and Garró
- Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
- TA: 5.66 g/L
- p H: 3.62
- RS: 0.5 g/L