Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2017

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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

    • Generally speaking, 2017 was a dry year with normal average temperatures. That being said, the flowering period was very warm and rainy, and the final stages of fruit maturation were somewhat cooler than usual due to a slight drop in temperature during the month of September.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures
    • Barrel Aging: 15-18 months in French oak barrels (30% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.60
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
  • 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, finegrained tannins. A wine of exceptional personality.



  • Familia Torres Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2017 – James Suckling – 92 Points

    Dark cherries, plums, chocolate, vanilla and cedar on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with polished tannins. Layered and creamy.

  • Familia Torres Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    This bold, spicy red shows suave tannins that enfold smoky currant and boysenberry flavors, underpinned with hot stone, wild herb and tar elements.