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Torres Purgatoritext

Torres Purgatori 2020

Costers del Segre, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainMiguel Torres Jr. has never been one to rest on the family laurels, hence his desire to find new vineyards and make new wines. Purgatori comes from a historic estate in the heart of Les Garrigues (Lleida) with 200+ hectares of dry-farmed organic vineyards planted at three different altitudes across poor loamy soils with a high calcium carbonate content. The grape mix is cariñena, garnacha, syrah, and a small percentage of two ancestral varieties (gonfaus, moneu) fermented in stainless and aged in French barrels for 18 months (30% new). Expect a soft, inviting nose of smoky blueberries, pipe tobacco, and ground coffee. The attack is dense, the tannins sweet, and the textures smooth and long. More black fruits with a twist of forest floor, medium acidity, and spice, finish off an attractive red for the dinner table. You can drink this now, and any grilled meat dish would be perfect, especially lamb. As for the name Purgatori, the Torres family found an ancient building adorned with the shield of the Abbey of Monserrat, who sent less than motivated monks to the area to grow olives and vineyards.Tasted: 28 January 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$57.99750mlBCL Stores
Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Blend: Carignan - Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 670976UPC: 8410113007476