Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Secret del Priorat, DO Priorat — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Familia Torres founded its first winery in Villafranca del Penedès in 1870, over 150 years ago, but its roots in the winegrowing traditions of Spain date back to the 16th century. Five generations have carried the family business forward, passing on their passion for wine culture from parents to children — a passion steeped in respect for land and tradition, and a firm belief in innovation. Today the family focuses on wines from unique vineyards and historical estates, as well as the recovery of ancestral varieties.

      WINE: Secret del Priorat reflects the typicity and diversity of this incredible region, a land of small miracles that happen every day, The extraordinary landscape of Priorat brings us this pleasant, delicate wine in a tribute to the local landscape, with its steep slopes and llicorella slate soils, and its valiant winegrowing, where nature prevails above all else.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Shallow soils developed over Carboniferous slate (Paleozoic) that drain swiftly and have a low water holding capacity. Arranged along steep slopes, these soils are responsible for the typicity of Priorat wines.
    • Appellation: Priorat
    • Location: Catalunya
    • Cultivation: Sustainable, Solar
    • Composition: Garnacha, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah
    • Soil: Carboniferous slate (Paleozoic)
  • Vintage Report

    • 2021 experienced below-average precipitation, but it started with a significant snowstorm that helped replenish the water table. The remainder of the year saw irregular rainfall patterns. Summer rains played a positive role in fruit development, while the rainfall in September slightly affected the start of the harvest. Temperature wise, 2021 was generally within normal range, although February was warmer than usual. This early warmth accelerated bud break, but as cooler spring temperatures arrived, budding slowed down.

  • Vinification

    • Aging: Aged in second-fill French oak barrels for 12 months
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Beautiful dark cherry red with great depth of color. Powerful on the nose, revealing rich fruit notes reminiscent of red cherry jam and exquisite undertones of ripe fruit (dried grapes, dates) with a touch of spices (black pepper). Flavorful, supple, and light on the palate, but with lush elegance. Well-structured with a backbone of delicate, finely grained tannins. Seductive and modern in personality, seeking elegance over robustness.