Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017

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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 2017, temperatures were within normal range throughout the growth season, but showed some variation over time: the first half was warmer—June was particularly hot—but the ripening period was unusually cool due to lower temperatures in September. In terms of total precipitation, the growth season saw little rainfall, and it is worth noting that the ripening period was especially dry.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: 20-24 days
    • Barrel Aging: For 18 months in new French oak barrels with thin grain
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cariñena and Garnacha
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.48 g/L
    • p H: 3.44
    • RS: 0.6 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.



  • Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017 – Decanter – 96 Points

    “It has a fresh, spicy and intense palate. The acidity appears briskly, while the oak is in good balance.” 

  • Familia Torres Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    Silky-textured tannins surround the black cherry, balsamic, mocha and pureed raspberry flavors of this concentrated red. A fresh acidity keeps this focused, with mountain herb, spice and licorice notes gaining traction on the finish.

  • Familia Torres Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017 – Vinous – 94 Points

    Glass-staining violet. A pungent, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh cherry, boysenberry and licorice, along with a suave floral overtone and a hint of smokiness. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors and an emerging exotic spice note. The impressively long, mineral- and floral-tinged finish is shaped by finegrained tannins that slowly fade away.

  • Familia Torres Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017 – Decanter – 94 Points

    With the arrival of Mas de la Rosa in the Familia Torres Priorat wines, Perpetual could seem like a poor relation. However, it stands up well to the challenge. Bright floral aroma with red cherries. Sunburst of red fruits in the mouth, refreshed by a lift of citrus. Memorably brisk, vivid palate. Polished, well rounded, exuberant. Very confident.