2016 Torres, Grans Muralles, Conca de Barbera, 6x750ml

2016 Torres, Grans Muralles, Conca de Barbera, 6x750ml

2016 Torres, Grans Muralles, Conca de Barbera
Decanter World Wine Awards 'Best in Show'

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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From £342.00

Critics Score: 97

Publication: Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 'Best in Show'

Perhaps it's the 33 per cent Querol component, but from the very first moment you approach this brooding, black-purple wine, something marks it out as exceptional and different from its regional peers. There's drama in the aromas; the sweet black fruits also seem to smell of crushed stone and seed spice. Once in the mouth, the wine is close-knit, vital with inner gathered force. The fruits are more complex than the aromas had suggested once on the palate; they are gently acid-sustained, and those crushed-stone flavours are present on the tongue, too. This is an unusually complete and commanding Conca de Barberà with plenty of cellar years ahead of it.
2016 Torres, Grans Muralles, Conca de Barbera
Platinum Award in Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 'Best in Show'
La Conca de Barberà is a southern Catalan region measuring 649 km².
Its natural conditions along with its history and traditions make it a privileged area for vine growing and the production of excellent wines. Protected from the sea by the mountains, this designation has been traditionally known for its white wines. It is located in the southern part of Catalonia between the provinces of Tarragona and Lleida and in the basin of the Francolí and Anguera Rivers.
This wine takes its name from the walls that protected the monastery at Poblet during the Mercenary Wars.
The unmistakeable identity of Grans 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 Garró and Querol, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with red Garnacha, Cariñena and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine.