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  • Country ranking ?

    138
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    Now-2022
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood & shellfish and fowl dishes

The Story

The highland estate of Milmanda, dominated by the castle that gives it its name, is where Chardonnay finds the most favourable conditions for its development. Years of patient research have resulted in Milmanda. The complex and harmonious combination of aromas of this elegant, noble wine elevate it to truly world-class status.

Estate of origin: Milmanda (Conca de Barberà)

Story: 1,000 years of history. Milmanda was part of a route of medieval castles that sheltered Christians during the period of the Reconquista. The 12th century brought peace to the region and with it the return of winegrowing. In the vineyards around the castle, the Torres family now grows Chardonnay to produce this exclusive wine.

Yield: 5,000 Kg/ha. Manual selection of grape clusters.

Year vines planted: 1980

Surface area: 15 ha/ 37 acres

Elevation: 500 m

Slope: 0-5%

Orientation: North-East

Soil: Deep silt-rich calcareous clay soils that are moderately well drained and have a very high water holding capacity. They encourage balanced vegetative growth in Chardonnay and produce wines that are very varietally expressive and well suited to barrel aging. Reddish marl formations dating from the Oligocene period.

 

Annual average rainfall (historical): 587 mm

 

Annual total rainfall (current vintage): 685 mm

Annual average temperature (historical): 14.2ºC

Annual average temperature (current vintage): 14.3ºC

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Vintage 2013

Origin: DO Conca de Barberà

Grape variety: Chardonnay

Alcohol level: 14% vol.

pH: 3.36

Total acidity: 5.1 g/L (a. tartaric)

Residual sugar: 1 g/L

 

Winemaking:

Date grapes picked: From the 4th of Setember

Fermentation: Barrel fermented (100%) followed by partial (55%) malolactic fermentation.

Number of days of fermentation: 2-3 weeks

Fermentation temperature: 16ºC

Ageing: Aged in 300-liter barrels. 60% new French oak sourced from Nevers. 12 months lees aging.

Bottling month: March of 2016

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

26 858 Borgoñesa bottles (75 cl)

90 Magnum bottles (150 cl)

25 Jeroboam bottles (300 cl)

Vintage comments:

Generally 2014 was a rainy year, but much of the vegetative cycle experienced regular rainfall. In terms of temperature, most of the year was warm and saw fluctuations throughout, with a colder July and August.

Tasting Notes: Beautiful golden yellow in colour. Very intense, complex aroma with notes of fruit (citrus and peach compote) over a very fine background of vanilla. Oily and very big on the palate with superb acidity, pleasantly expressing the fruity notes of the aroma.

Awards:

2012 vintage: Gold Medal, Chardonnay du Monde 2014

2012 vintage: The Global Masters - Gold Medal, The Drinks Business 2013

2010 vintage: 91 points, Wine Advocate 2014

2010 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2012

2008 vintage: 91 points, Wine Advocate 2011

2008 vintage: Gold Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2010

1998 vintage: Gold Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2000

1998 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2000

1997 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 1999

1995 vintage: Gold Medal, Challenge International du Vin 1997

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Information

Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Soil

Deep silt-rich calcareous clay

Vineyard size

15

Glass time

45min

Drinking temperature

8-10C

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