Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2018

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  • Introduction

    • A wine created in honor of his majesty, King Don Juan Carlos, 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.

  • The Estate

    • DO Penedès
  • Vineyard Profile

    • 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, 2018 was a rainy year, especially at the beginning and end of the growing season. The frequent rains during the fruit maturation period caused a few isolated cases of botrytis towards the end of the harvest. In general, temperatures fell in the normal range, with a warmer summer period. Due to the cool, rainy conditions in spring, there was a delay in bud break and flowering, which lead to a later-than-usual harvest.

  • 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: 6.35 g/L
    • p H: 3.32
    • RS: 0.5 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.



  • Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    "A polished, medium- to full-bodied red, with supple tannins and pleasing hints of green pepper and herbs, which impart a fresh edge to the ripe black currant, mocha and loamy earth notes. Lightly mouthwatering and silky on the palate through to the well-spiced finish."