Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2018

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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, 2018 was a very rainy year, especially towards the end of the growing season, with abundant rainfall that encouraged the development of downy mildew. Although temperatures fell within the normal range overall, the spring was cool and rainy, which delayed bud break and flowering. By contrast, the summer was warm, and the harvest only saw a minor delay.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Barrel Aging: 15-18 months in French oak barrels (30% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.57
    • RS: 0.6 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Beautiful dark cherry red color. An exquisite aroma of jammy black forest fruit (blueberries) with notes of spices and fascinating undertones of rosemary honey and beeswax. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with velvety extract and sensuous ripe fruit still framed by bright acidity.

      An extraordinary wine with a long and splendid life ahead.



  • Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2018 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    "A big, powerful red for this part of Spain, but it also has a lot of spicy depth with subtle meaty and wild-herb notes. And behind the richness the tannins are silky, the balance spot-on, in spite of 14.5% alcohol. Very long, fresh and elegant finish that pulls you back for more."