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  • Country ranking ?

    216
  • Producer ranking ?

    15
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    2020-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Meat ragouts with herbs and root vegetables

The Story

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 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..

Origin: 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 Samsó, using modern viticultural techniques. Together with red Garnacha, Mazuelo and Monastrell they create the unique spirit of this wine.

Estate of origin: Grans Muralles

Location: Poblet, Conca de Barberà

Year vines planted: 1990-1996

Surface area: 32 ha (79 acres)

Elevation: 445 - 470 m

Slope: 0-10%

Orientation: North & North-East & North-West

Yield: 4.000 - 5.000 Kg/ha

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.

Annual average rainfall (historical): 637 mm

Annual total rainfall (current vintage): 506 mm

Annual average temperature (historical): 14.2ºC

Annual average temperature (current vintage): 14.4ºC

 

 

 

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Vintage 2010

Appellation: DO Conca de Barberà

Grape varieties: Garnacha, Monastrell, Querol, Samsó and mainly Garró

 

Winemaking:

Date grapes picked: From the 2nd of September to 4th of October (it depends of the variety)

Number of days of skin contact: 12-15 days

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

Number of days of fermentation: 12 days

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

Bottling month: August of 2013

 

Alcohol level: 15.1% vol

pH: 3.56

Total acidity: 5.8 g/L (a. tartaric)

Residual sugar: 0.7 g/L

The following number of bottles have been produced in this vintage:

7 099 Standard bottles (75 cl)

14 Magnum bottles (150 cl)

 

Vintage comments: The 2011 vegetative cycle was notably dry with precipitation at a third of the normal level between April and October and even scarcer during the August through September ripening period. In terms of temperature, the vegetative cycle was warm, especially at the outset and during grape ripening.

Producer's Tasting Notes: Intense deep red colour with a purplish sheen. 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. On the palate the wine is a true revelation, a different style that at the same time evokes memories of other wines and other horizons. 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.

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Soil

Deep rocky soils with layered deposits of Paleozoic slate and granite gravel beds

Vineyard size

32

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

16-18C

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Inside Information

Awards:

2011 vintage: Gold Medal, Decanter Wine Awards 2016

2011 vintage: Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2015

2010 vintage: Gold Medal, Decanter Wine Awards 2015

2010 vintage: Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2014

2010 vintage: 93 points, Tasted Journal 2014

2007 vintage: 95 points, Wine Advocate 2011

2006 vintage: 90 points, Wine Enthusiast 2011

2006 vintage: 90 points, Wine Spectator 2010

2004 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2007

2001 vintage: 93 points, Wine Advocate 2011

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