Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018

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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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Conca de Barberà
    • 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.
  • Vintage Report

    • Generally speaking, the 2018 harvest came significantly later than in previous years due to mild temperatures in spring and summer. A cool and rainy spring gave way to a mild summer, and the end of the ripening period was cool and humid. Fruit maturation was slow and regular,
      and the grapes were healthy and perfectly ripe at harvest time.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Barrel fermented
    • Malolactic: Later partial malolactic fermentation (50%)
    • Aging: 10 months of lees aging in vats.
    • Barrel Aging: In 300-liter barrels (80% new oak)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.1
    • RS: 1.2 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.



  • Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018 – Wine Enthusiast – 97 Points

    “An elegant, medium-bodied white, with rich hints of grilled nuts and marzipan layered with golden apple, lime blossom, chalk and lemon pith and backed by sleek, vivid acidity.”

  • Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2018 – James Suckling – 95 Points

    “Dried chamomile, pomelo rind, dried apple, crushed stone, blanched almond and waxed lemon on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity and a creamy, lightly waxy texture. Excellent concentration and length with delicious almond and stone notes.”