Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018

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  • Introduction

    • The Grans Muralles vineyard is planted at the foot of the Cistercian Wall that protected the Poblet Monastery during the Mercenary Wars. Vine fruit has been cultivated on the site since the 13th century. The current vineyard was replanted 20 years ago, resurrecting rare varieties thought to be nearly extinct. Hallmark characters of the lesser-known Querol and Garró grapes provoke rustic layers of bay leaf, balsamic, and cracked black peppercorn.

  • The Estate

    • DO Conca de Barberà
  • Vineyard Profile

    • 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.
  • Vintage Report

    • Generally speaking, 2018 was a very rainy year, especially during the growing season, with torrential rains in mid-October once the harvest had already concluded. Cooler temperatures during the growing season, and a warmer drier summer, resulted in good fruit maturation.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, under low temperature for slow extraction
    • Maceration: 12-18 days maceration
    • Barrel Aging: In new French oak (Tronçais thin grain, 65% new) for 18 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Garnacha, Cariñena, Querol, Monastrell and Garró
    • Alcohol: 14.5 % vol.
    • TA: 5.8 g/L
    • p H: 3.35
    • RS: 0.6 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This intricate red exudes plush dark fruit with warming shades of baking spice, Madagascan vanilla, anise and dusty earth undertones. Fine grain tannins add depth to this exotic fruit and spice medley. Hallmark characters of the lesser known Querol and Garró grapes provoke
      rustic layers of bay leaf, balsamic and cracked black peppercorn.