Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2015

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  • Introduction

    • A wine deep rooted in history reflecting the family’s commitment to the region of Priorat. Perpetual is crafted from 80-100 year old Garnacha and Cariñena vineyards. An intense wine, full of character and born to defeat time.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DOQ Priorat
    • Soil: Shallow soils developed over Carboniferous slate (Paleozoic) that drain swiftly and have a low water holding capacity. Arranged along steep slopes, these soils are responsible for the typicity of Priorat wines.
  • Vintage Report

    • In 2015, the month of July in Priorat was particularly hot, which brought veraison forward slightly and accelerated the onset of the maturation process. Milder temperatures in August and September, along with a moderate amount of rainfall in June and July, helped stabilize the maturation.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: 28-32 days
    • Barrel Aging: Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels of thin grain
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 80% Cariñena and 20% Garnacha
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.7 g/L
    • p H: 3.40
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • An elegant and harmonious red, displaying characteristics found in only the finest Cariñena and Garnacha blends. The combination of Priorat’s llicorella soil and temperate growing conditions yields medium bodied expression with highly approachable phenolic qualities. An exotic blend of ripe forest fruit, Mediterranean herbs, mineral nuances, and toasted holiday spice. An age worthy wine that drinks beautifully today.