Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2019

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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, 2019 was a relatively dry year with normal temperatures during the spring, but a warmerthan-usual summer. Rainfall was scarce throughout the growth season, with a dry summer and harvest, but at the end of October, the area experienced a torrential rainstorm that deposited 156 mm in a single day.

      Temperatures were normal, with a hot July and early August. By contrast, September and October were mild months, which allowed for the gradual maturation of all varieties.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperaturess
      Winemaking: 12-18 days maceration
      Aging: 18 months in French oak barriques and foudres (finegrained Tronçais, 50% new barriques and 25% foudres)

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Garnacha, Cariñena, Querol, Monastrell and Garró
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.65 g/L
    • p H: 3.46
    • RS: 0.5 g/L



  • Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2019 – James Suckling – 95 Points

    “A deep and fragrant nose of sage, ripe cherries, blueberries and dried flowers, with some nutmeg spices. Deliciously wild and racy on the palate, with a full body, intense berry fruit, bright acidity and firm yet powdery tannins. Fantastic structure.”

  • Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    "Savory on the nose, with hints of smoke and forest floor, this transitions on the palate to display a silky range of pureed raspberry and fig accents and floral, herb and mocha notes. Offers sculpted, well-knit tannins, which emerge to firm the long, spiced finish."

  • Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018 – Wine Advocate – 96 Points

    “It is very aromatic and floral, expressive, fruit-driven, elegant and quite cool, as the mountains stop the warm winds from the Mediterranean. It has very good freshness. Really very good, the finest vintage so far and one of the highlights of the tasting.”

  • Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    “An elegant, medium- to full-bodied red, with pure flavors of baked black plum and raspberry underscored by rich notes of toast, smoke, espresso and herbes de Provence. Shows supple, well-knit and integrated tannins with a creamy edge, while the finish is long, fresh and spiced.”