Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2012

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  • Introduction

    • The Purgatori estate has 200 ha (494 acres) of organic vineyards, spread over the valley and slopes that climb to 550 meters (1805 ft) at their highest point. The vineyards are very high quality thanks to the extreme continental climate, with a wide temperature variation in summertime. This, combined with the lack of water, favors a slow ripening of the grape, leading to wines with great aromatic intensity.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Costers del Segre
    • Soil: Very deep, well-drained soils with a moderately fine texture. The soils contain low levels of organic matter and very high levels of calcium.
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2012 vintage started out dry with average, even cool, temperatures at the beginning of summer. This changed during the month of August when temperatures rose. The harvest began in early September. The grapes ripened a few days earlier than in previous years, but the quality was excellent.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures

      Winemaking: 10-15 days maceration

      Aging: 15-18 months in French oak barrels (40% new)

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.59
  • Tasting Notes

    • Beautiful dark cherry red color. Exquisite red forest fruits like raspberry and redcurrant aromas with deep, jammy undertones of cherry. Intense on the palate, with delicate, elegant, fine-grained tannins. A wine of exceptional personality.