White Wine Milmanda 2016
White wine from Conca de Barberà. Varietal Chardonnay fermented in oak barrels.
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The prestigious wine Milmanda is a varietal Chardonnay produced by Bodegas Torres. From the beginning, this top-end Spanish white wine was conceived as the winery's response to the great Chardonnay wines from Burgundy and California.
Planted in clayey-limestone soils at an altitude of 500 metres above seal level, in a stunning location of southern Catalonia belonging to the DO Conca de Barberà, the grapevines are located near the Milmanda Castle. A medieval fortress used as a base by Christian knights during the Spanish Reconquista, it currently belongs to Familia Torres.
Somehow reversing the usual vinification process, the wine was fermented in oak barrels. Then, only half of this white wine from Conca de Barberà completed malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After a 2-3 week maceration, this white wine fermented in oak was aged for 5 months in French oak barrels.
Finally, Milmanda 2016 was aged for a further 10 months on lees in stainless steel tanks. It was bottled at the beginning of 2018
This is, no question about it, one of Spain's best white wines. Cherished by wine aficionados all over the world, this varietal Chardonnay also has a remarkable ageing potential.
20,000 bottles produced.
The white wine Milmanda has an intense golden colour with some bright amber glints.
This varietal Chardonnay from Conca de Barberà is elegant and refined. French patisserie, fennel, citrus and bone fruit, with a leesy remembrance and a mineral fleck. In contrast with some previous vintages, this Crianza white wine now feels fresher and livelier.
Fleshy and zesty, but very approachable already, this white wine of Bodega Torres is nuanced and richly textured. Excellent acidity, with a note of lemon tart, a bitter tip and a long, creamy finish. Again, it is clear that the winemaking approach of Bodega Torres has changed, becoming less interventionist and oak-driven.
|Our personal opinion||
The change in style has certainly benefited Milmanda 2016. Besides being a first-class wine, this Chardonnay now lets terroir speak.
Decanter 94. James Suckling 93.
|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Other guides||James Suckling 93.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|