Torres Gran Muralles 2011

Torres Gran Muralles 2011
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2011
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One century after the phyloxera plague the Torres family begun to recuperate autoctonous grape varieties believed to be extinct, such as Garró and Querol, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with red Garnacha, Cariñena and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine.

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This wines story:

This wine takes its name from the walls that protected the monastery at Poblet during the Mercenary Wars. The identity of Grans Muralles is thanks to the stony, slate ground of the region, and the grape varieties believed to be extinct, such as Garró an Querol, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with Cariñena and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine.

production notes

Ageing:

Aged in new French oak (Tronçais thin grain) for 18 months

Type of fermentation:

In small stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 26°C with slow extraction

Soil:

Deep rocky soils with layered deposits of Paleozoic slate and granite gravel beds. Swift drainage and low water holding capacity. The mineral-rich soils and limited water supply contribute to the production of wines that display great typicity, concentration and exceptional quality.