Red Wine Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2018

Crianza red wine from Terra Alta. Varietal Morenillo aged for 9 months in clay vessels.
Crianza. 9 months in clay amphorae
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Morenillo,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The new vintage of Bàrbara Forés El Templari comes with a new image and a new composition. This Spanish red wine from Terra Alta, Catalonia's southernmost Designation of Origin, is now a single varietal Morenillo.

Perfectly adapted to the harsh climatic conditions of Terra Alta, the Morenillo variety produces aromatic wines with a supple body, light colour, moderate alcohol content and a very good acidity. Organically farmed, the grapes used to produce this wine of Celler Bàrbara Forés come from a single estate with clayey soils, called Umbría de Tomaset.

The grapes were picked by hand on September 26 2018. Once in the facilities, this red wine from Terra Alta was macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts.

After that, Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2018 was aged for 9 months in clay vessels. Bottled in August 2019, it was aged for some months before being released onto the market.

Production of this "Vi Vermell" totalized only 3,258 bottles.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Bàrbara Forés El Templari has a dark cherry colour with a garnet rim.


Very fresh and honest on the nose, this varietal Morenillo from Terra Alta has a rich bouquet of red fruit, citrus and balsam. This Crianza red wine of the Bàrbara Forés winery has an earthy background, nuanced by hints of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean garrigue.


Slightly warm at the beginning, this Vi Vermell soon shows a crisp acidity and some fresh balsamic notes. This red wine from Terra Alta is deep, juicy, and slightly tannic, with plenty of red fruit, a clayey remembrance, and a pleasant rusticity. Long finish.

Our personal opinion

An important step on the road to the recovery of Terra Alta's rich wine heritage, Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2018 will pair excellently with game and meat dishes.


Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2017:

Grenache and Morenillo aged on barrels. Enterwine 92.

Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2015:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 90.

Bàrbara Forés El Templari 2014:

Parker 92. Enterwine 91.


Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing months in clay amphorae
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Morenillo
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
templario wine
Year after year, the wine keeps delivering. Crisp, mouthwatering.
Review by (Posted on 8 June 2018)
I wonder why there aren't more wines made only of Morenillo. This grape seems to give this red a very special character. We loved it.
Review by (Posted on 22 August 2017)
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