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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    Now-2040
  • Food Pairing

    Sauteed venison fillet, grilled quail & cheeses

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.

Appellation: DO Conca de Barberà
Grape varieties: Garnacha, Cariñena, Querol, Monastrell and Garró

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

Winemaking: Number of days of skin contact: 12-18 days / Type of fermentation: In small stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 24ºC with slow extraction / Number of days of fermentation: 12 days / Fermentation temperature: 24°C

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

 

 

 

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Wine Information

Generally speaking, 2016 received more rainfall than usual, resulting in a year with higher humidity than normal. Temperatures were within normal range throughout the growth season, although fruit maturation saw slightly above-average highs.

Alcohol level: 14.5% vol.
pH: 3.50
Total acidity: 5.76 g/L (tartaric a)
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/L - Internal data -
Ageing potential: 10-15 years
Production:
7428 normal bottles, 285 Magnums,  31 Jeroboams

Awards:
2015 vintage:

95 points, Decanter 2019
93+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 2019
93 points, Decanter Magazine (Pedro Ballesteros) 2019
93 points, Wine Enthusiast 2019
92 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019
95 points, Wine Spectator 2015
 

2014 vintage:

97 points, Decanter Wine Awards 2019
95 points, Decanter 2018
94 points, JamesSuckling.com 2014

2011 vintage:

91 points, Wine Spectator 2018

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Average Bottle Price

2020
107€

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Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with distinct fruit, ripe plums, blackberries, mulberries, gingerbread spices, ripe cherries and hints of violets in the background. On the palate rich approach, well structured with intense ripe tannins, mild acidity, great aromatic depth and length. An impressing wine with velvety character.

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Drinking temperature

17-18C

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