Torres Sons de Prades 2015

 

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Torres Sons de Prades 2015

Sons de Prades is the “deuxième vin” of Familia Torres’ icon Milmanda. This outstanding Chardonnay recalls the ancient times when the silence of the valley was only broke by the solitary chiming of distant bells, the sound of the horn at a royal hunt and the murmur of harvesters. The sounds of our past. Straw-coloured wine with golden highlights. Fresh floral and ripe pineapple aromas. Luscious, with delicate extract and a clean dry finish.

Wine Type:
White wine
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Spain
Region:
Conca de Barberá
Producer:
Familia Torres
ABV:
13.50%

Torres Sons de Prades 2015

DO: Conca de Barberà
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay


WINEMAKING
Type of fermentation: 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in oak
barrels followed by partial malolactic fermentation (45%)
Number of days of fermentation: 12 days
Fermentation temperature: 14-16ºC
Ageing: 6 months in 100% new fine-grained French oak
Bottling month: January of 2017


TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol level: 13.5% vol.
pH: 3.28
Total acidity: 4.8 g/L (a. tartaric)
Allergy advice: Contains sulfites
Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential
for the next: 4-6 years


TASTING NOTES
Straw-colored wine with golden highlights. Fresh floral (broom)
and fruit (ripe pineapple) aromas. Luscious, with delicate extract and a
clean dry finish.


SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Pairs perfectly with an "arroz caldoso de bogavante" (brothy rice with
lobster) or a mushroom risotto. Lovely with oil-rich fish like turbot or
salmon. Tuna or cod carpaccio also make for an excellent match. As for
cheeses, try an aged Comté, Emmental or goat-milk Montsec. Serve to
12º13ºC.


STORY
Over the silence of the valley and the cold morning mist echoes the
solitary chiming of distant bells. It is the age-old signal announcing the
first rays of sun drawn over the mountains of the Serra de Prades. The
Milmanda vineyards gradually awaken, reminiscent of the chants of
ancient monasteries, the sound of the horn at a royal hunt and the
murmur of harvesters. They are sounds of our past: Sons de Prades.
Soil
Deep silt-rich calcareous clay soils that are moderately well drained and
have a very high water holding capacity. They encourage balanced
vegetative growth in Chardonnay and produce wines that are very
varietally expressive and well suited to barrel aging. Reddish marl
formations dating from the Oligocene period.
Weather conditions
Generally speaking, 2015 was a dry year with mostly normal
temperatures, but the vegetative cycle was warm, and the grape ripening
period was cool and experienced normal precipitation levels.
Precipitation
Annual average (historical): 493 mm
Annual total (current vintage): 316 mm
Temperature
Annual average (historical): 13.8ºC
Annual average (current vintage): 14.2ºC


AWARDS
· Gold Medal, Chardonnay du Monde 2017 (France)

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2015
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