Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2017

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  • The Estate

    • DO Penedès
  • Vineyard Profile

    • A wine created in honor of his majesty, King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who visited the winery in 1995. Fruit is hand selected from the small Les Arnes vineyard which is also home to a beautiful 11th century Romanesque hermitage. Considered one of the most exclusive, limited-production wines in Spain.

    • Appellation: DO Penedès
    • Soil: The soils derive from Silurian slates (Paleozoic) that are unique within the Penedès region. They are dark in color, shallow, rocky, and drain swiftly. The mineral nature of the soil provides exceptional conditions for growing the Bordeaux varietals.
  • Vintage Report

    • Overall, 2017 experienced normal temperatures. The growth season was also normal, although the flowering period was very warm (almost 5°F above average) and the ripening period was cooler than usual. In terms of precipitation, 2017 would constitute a dry year (almost 40% less rainfall than average). The vegetative cycle was particularly dry (50% less rainfall), as was the ripening period (60% less).

    • Harvest Date(s): Cabernet Sauvignon: From the 11th of October; Merlot: From the 28th of September; Cabernet Franc: From the 3rd of October
  • Vinification

    • Maceration: 15-20 days maceration
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.45
    • RS: 0.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Low yield farming welcomes opulence and fine silken tannins. Ripe summer plum, baked cherry and mulberry depth is integrated with generous and lingering notes of cocoa, vanillin and licorice.



  • Familia Torres Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2017 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    Blackberry, plum, and black cherry with some rose and mushroom. Hints of spices. Medium to full body. Round and balanced tannins and a fresh finish. Refined and polished for the vintage.