Red Wine Purgatori 2020
Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre. Blend of Grenache and Carignan aged for 15-18 months in French oak barrels.
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The red wine Purgatori originates in a historic 200-hectare estate planted with organically farmed vineyards called finca L'Aranyó.
Located in a desolate, remote area with a very harsh climate in DO Costers del Segre, the estate dates from 1770, when the benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat ordered the construction of a secondary building far from the main abbey. There, the unruly monks were sent to purge their sins working the unforgiving land.
Produced by bodega Torres, this Spanish red wine is made from Grenache and Carignan vines planted at three different altitudes and grown in very poor and deep soils. The area has a tough Continental climate with extreme temperature differences between daytime and nighttime, which ensure optimal levels of natural acidity and a slow, steady ripening of the grapes.
Hand-picked and selected meticulously, the grapes were macerated for 7-10 days before fermenting in concrete diposits and stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. The malolactic fermentation of this Crianza red wine was carried out in oak barrels.
Finally, the red wine Purgatori 2020 was aged in French oak barrels from Nevers, 30% new, for a period of 15-18 months.
Aerate this red wine from Costers del Segre 1 hour before drinking.
Pair with hearty meat recipes.
The red wine Purgatori is medium purple with some ruby reflections.
Intriguing aromatic complexity, halfway between Priorat and Bordeaux. This blend of Grenache and Carignan suggests crème de cassis, Amarena cherries and forest fruit, with notes of dark chocolate, cedar, herbs and leather, nuanced with a mushroomy and earthy note.
Rich and layered, this wine of bodega Torres is medium to full-bodied, with a racy, spectacular acidity and a detailed and smooth texture. Mediterranean, but not all the way down, even showing a certain restraint, with amazing freshness, sinewy tannins and a very long finish with some leathery, earthy and spicy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Absolutely first-rate, Purgatori 2020 should evolve nicely in the bottle.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15-18|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha, Cariñena.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|