Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2020

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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

    • The 2020 vintage was marked by an important advance due to the conditions weather throughout the year. After a mild and dry winter, we arrived at a very rainy spring with steady temperatures and a very warm month of May. The summer was drier, with normal temperatures and only a few punctual days of strong heat. With these conditions, the harvest was earlier compared to other years. It should also be noted that due to the wet conditions during spring, the region suffered certain attacks of mildew and oidium in the Chardonnay varietal. However, thanks to our viticulture team, we managed to maintain the good health status of the grape.

  • Vinification

    • Malolactic: Later partial malolactic fermentation (20%)
    • Barrel Fermentation: Barrel Fermented
    • Aging: In 300-liter barrels and in 1500 liter foudres for four months (50% new). Followed by aging on its lees for 12 months.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.25 g/L
    • p H: 3.25
    • 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 — 2020 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    "This has a pretty nose of baked pears, custard, pie crust, macadamia nut and apricots. Bright on the palate, with lemons, crushed stones and fine lees. Medium- to full-bodied yet vibrant and fresh, showing some complexity already, with a salty undertone in the long finish. The first Milmanda that does not have malolactic fermentation."