Country: Spain Region: Penedes
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Familia Torres’ Grans Muralles 2016 among the world’s 50 best wines according to the Decanter awards
The wine from Conca de Barberà again named “Best in Show,” an accolade it was already awarded in the last edition of the biggest international wine competition, held in London It is one of four Spanish wines – and the only Catalan wine – to achieve the highest distinction out of over 16,500 wines.
Vilafranca del Penedès, September 2020. Grans Muralles, the wine made by Familia Torres in the DO Conca de Barberà, was again named “Best in Show” at the Decanter World Wine Awards, the biggest international wine competition, organized by British magazine Decanter.
The award went to the 2016 vintage. For the second year in a row, this Mediterranean red wine made using native varieties, including some ancestral varieties, obtained 97 points and the highest distinction in this prestigious competition, considering it one of the world’s 50 best wines. Guess what (It won the same award in 2021 meaning it is now the only wine to ever wine such a prestigious competition 3 years in a row! It is also one of four Spanish wines – and the only Catalan wine – that appears in this exclusive category, chosen from among more than 16,500 wines from 55 countries.
Grans Muralles 2016 is one of Familia Torres’ emblematic wines and part of its Anthology collection. It comes from a historical vineyard with deep and stony soils formed by layers of slate and granite, at the foot of the walls that once protected Poblet Monastery in Conca de Barberà. Made for the first time in 1996, it is the first exponent of the project to recover ancestral varieties that Familia Torres started in the early 1980s, thanks to the inclusion of the Garró variety in its blend, while the Querol variety was also added years later.
Very fine, elegant dry red wine with rich Cabernet Sauvignon black fruits and excellent oak structure. This is a big, complex wine.
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