This 2016 Purgatori is an amazing representation from an exceptional 95 point rated vintage and decades of refining that have taken place in its production.
Magellan Exclusive: $60.00
Familia Torres Winery
15-18 months in French Nevers oak barrels
This optimal blend provides voluptuous black fruit richness, earthy mid-palate textures, and a long slightly spicy finish. While the wine is insanely delicious today, it will prove to be age worthy and reward up to ten years of cellaring if you have the patience.
A beautiful season of growth in their biodynamic vineyards was followed by a dry summer and harvest season. This provided for a much smaller amount of wine produced, but very high quality. The wine is fermented in cement “egg” fermenters that use the regions actual soil to create the fermenters. Let’s make sure you stop and think about that. The grapes are grown in the soil and then they take that soil and use it to create large ferment tanks to further integrate “earth” into the wine! After fermentation, the blend of Carinena, Garnacha, and Syrah are aged for 15-18 months in Nevers oak barrels from France.
The pedigree of Familia Torres Winery begins in 1870. The Torres family, with deep roots in the wine industry, opened their own winery and begin the process of not just producing the finest wine possible, but honoring the Soil, the Native Varietals, and legacy of generations of family members past. Spain has been invaded many times over the centuries and the history of this wine starts in 1770 when the Monks of the Abbey of Montserrat were displaced from their monastery and forced to move to what at that time was the desolate area of Costers del Segre in the northeast corner of Spain to serve penance. They quickly became the producers of food for the diocese and when properly farmed, the local soil proved to be an exceptional area for grape production. The legacy of the name Purgatori comes from the earliest years of the wines production when the Monks would go to the cellar and consistently discover missing barrels of this wine. The monks believed it was further punishment being bestowed upon them for not pleasing God enough.