Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2014

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  • Introduction

    • Milmanda was historically part of a route of medieval castles that sheltered Christians during the period of the Reconquista. The Torres Family acquired ownership of the land in 1979 and restored the castle to its historical glory. Chardonnay vines were planted in 1980 surrounding the castle to produce this expressive single vineyard wine.

  • The Estate

    • DO Conca de Barberà, Milmanda
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 1980
    • Soil: Deep silt-rich calcareous clay soils that are moderately well drained and have a very high water holding capacity. They encourage balanced vegetative growth in Chardonnay and produce wines that are very varietally expressive and well suited to barrel aging. Reddish marl formations dating from the Oligocene period.
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  • Vintage Report

    • Generally speaking, the 2014 vintage was a rainy year, but much of the vegetative cycle experienced regular rainfall. For most of the year, the temperatures were warm and saw fluctuations throughout, with a cooler July and August.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Barrel fermented
    • Malolactic: Later partial malolactic fermentation (55%).
    • Aging: 12 months of lees aging in vats.
    • Barrel Aging: Aged in 300-liter barrels (60% new oak)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.1 g/L
    • p H: 3.36
    • RS: 1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Milmanda is a crisp, refreshing white wine with a lively aromatic expression and a medium body. Notes of oak and orchard fruit dominate the palate supported by layers of ripe pineapple, bright citrus, and a smoky finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: This is a Chardonnay to enjoy with roast pork or barbecued seafood.