Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2020

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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, 2020 was a rainy year overall, with constant rainfall during the early growing season, whereas the summer experienced a period of intense drought. Temperatures were mild throughout the growth season, and although the ripening period was slightly warmer, it still fell within the normal range. A frost event in March affected part of the vineyard due to the early onset of bud break as a result of warm temperatures in February.

  • 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: 5.5 g/L
    • p H: 3.51
    • RS: 0.6 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Intense, beautiful cherry red color. Seductive floral (red rose) and fruit (black cherry jam) aroma with notes of spices (clove) and exquisite undertones of the Mediterranean terroir (pine, dried fruits). Warm and persistent, with a finish that is more vibrant than long.



  • Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2020 – Wine Advocate – 92 Points

    “It is ripe and a bit heady, reflecting a much warmer year, with a fruit-driven nose and notes of plums. The wine has concentration and abundant tannins.”

  • Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2020 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    "A bold, generous red, with flavors of black plum, currant, smoke and toast framed by well-meshed, sculpted tannins and bright orange peel acidity. Reveals accents of black tea leaf, sandalwood and minerally iron and stone that linger on the creamy finish."