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Torres Forcada 2016

Penedès, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainForcada is one of the many Spanish grapes that were on the brink of extinction. That is, before the Torres' family recognized, researched, and replanted this ancestral white grape. The family discovered Forcada in the northwestern part of the Penedès, rooted in the foothills of the Roca Forcada Mountain, hence it is part of their Varietat Recuperada collection (# 23). They planted it in 2014 in Penedès' calcareous clay soils, at 450m altitude. This was fermented in stainless before aging in a split of 40% new oak, 40% in used oak, and 20% in concrete tanks for 3 months. Like Palomino, rooted in Jerez' albariza limestones, this speaks to the profoundness of site and soils, leading with ample, intense stony chalkiness, green apple, fresh almonds, crystalline lemon on a shimmering, vibrant, 13% palate. The finish streams long with salinity. Forcada, like Palomino, has just won a very important space in my little heart.Tasted: 08 October 2021Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Fortana