Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • 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.

  • The Estate

    • Conca de Barberà, Milmanda
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: 15 ha/ 37 acres
    • Vine Age: 1980
    • 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.
    • Elevation: 500 m
    • Orientation: NE
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2016 growth season experienced normal precipitation levels in keeping with the annual average. Temperatures were within normal range during the vegetative cycle, with spells of warmer weather.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 2-3 weeks barrel fermented (100%) at 16ºC
    • Malolactic: Later partial malolactic fermentation (50%).
    • Aging: 10 months of lees aging in vats.
    • Barrel Aging: Aged in 300-liter barrels (60% new oak) for 4–6 months.
    • Bottled: March of 2018
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
    • TA: 5,3 g/L
    • p H: 3.19
    • RS: 0.6

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  • Familia Torres Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    This firm white balances a broad texture with lively acidity, delivering pear, melon, toast and mineral flavors that remain fresh and juicy through the smoky finish. Harmonious. Drink now through 2026.

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