Torres ‘Gran Muralles’ – Conca de Barbera 2010
This wine takes its name from the walls that protected the monastery at Poblet during the Mercenary Wars. he unmistakable identity of Gran Muralles is thanks to the stony, slate ground (Licorella) of the region, and the grape varieties used to make it. One century after the phyloxera plague the Torres family have begun to recuperate autoctonous grape varieties believed to be extinct, such as Garro and Samso, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with red Garnacha, Mazuelo and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine. Intense deep red colour with a purplish sheen.
History, culture, innovation, determination. What makes this exceptional wine so unique lies in the particular characteristics of its slate and granite soils, and the indigenous varieties that live in them, two of which are ancestral varieties recovered by Familia Torres: Querol and Garro. Only 6 of the 32 hectares that make up this historical estate, once property of the Poblet Monastery, are dedicated to the production of this singular wine. Each parcel and variety are harvested separately, when the time is just right, and vinified in different styles that accentuate their particular expression to create a complex and elegant identity.
Aroma of exotic and profound complexity showing the wine’s great density, incredibly rich body and structure. Note the hints of spices (pepper, clove), shrubs (thyme) and very ripe, small red berries (cranberry, redcurrant) over a background of smoke, vanilla and incense. It grows as it warms up, exhibiting after a few seconds a fantastic series of flavours and memories… The dense but sweet tannins open up and once again deliver the spicy, fruity message of the bouquet and evolve in the aftertaste into a splendid finish that leaves a firm mark and a happy memory.
W&S: 93Pts; Falstaff Magazin: 93Pts; Guia Penin: 93Pts; WE: 92Pts
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The Torres surname has been linked to wine for more than three centuries, when the family first planted vines in the Penedes. Since it was founded in 1870, Bodegas Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of leading the premium quality wine and brandy sector. In doing so, the company has always carried out its work with the utmost respect for the environment, lead by the 5th generation of the family.
Right from the beginning, exports have been one of the main pillars of the company, and nowadays Torres wines can be found in more than 150 countries. Thanks to countless effort to have Spanish world recognized, Familia Torres has been named Europe’s most admired brand for nine years by beverage magazine Drinks International and Miguel A. Torres is one of the few Spanish producers to have been named Decanter Man of the Year.
The Torres family’s philosophy of winegrowing begins with respect for the land. “We live from the earth and we are a family-owned company, so this combination leads us to care for our land and resources — not just for this generation, but also for future generations”, says Miguel A. Torres. Torres completely avoids the use of chemical treatments, replacing them with biological alternatives, following the viticulture traditions of Torres’ ancestors.
Conca de Barbera
Carignan & blends